Hermit in bottle cap Anna DeLoach

Photo Friday: Mobile Phone Photo

July 20, 2013

This week’s Photo Friday challenge is “mobile phone photo”. I count flip-flops that have been washed ashore on distant beaches. This time, the phone camera came in handy when a little hermit crab that had adopted a piece of washed-ashore trash for its home came wandering across the collected shoes.

Beachcombing Finds from

Beachcombing Treasures

August 25, 2012

Update 2016 ~ I posted a correction to this blog back in October 2012, but I posted it in another blog post. Recently, someone contacted me for assistance in identifying something found on a beach and I realized I should have made that correction in this post, so here it is: The “parrotfish beaks” below that I found on a previous trip to Bermuda are not from parrotfish at all – they are chiton shells. An alert reader corrected me. You can … Read more

Sea Beans – recent finds

July 31, 2011

  An enthusiastic collector of beach and underwater curiosities, I will never pass up a chance to hunt for sea beans. On dive cruises I’ve even been known to skip a dive to catch a ride to a deserted shore for an hour or two of beachcombing.       We stopped off in North Sulawesi recently to spend a few days with dear friends, Jim and Cary Yanny, co-owners of Eco Divers in North Sulawesi.  It was Cary’s birthday … Read more