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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Harboring a mystery

A close-up mystery photo for you:



The next image might make it a little easier:


I'll provide the answer tomorrow night!


P.S.  These pictures were taken in Bodega Harbor on 2 February 2016.
  

3 comments:

John W. Wall said...

Chiton covered with sand?

John W. Wall said...

Can I guess again? Scallop?

Jackie Sones said...

Hi, John!

Both excellent guesses. I especially liked your first guess, as I can see right away why you thought that -- some chitons have a very "hairy" or "fuzzy" appearance. When you look very closely (or once you know what you're looking at!), I think you'll be able to recognize those structures as spines, rather than hairs (or tentacles). The answer is revealed in the next post (on February 3rd)!

Jackie