Archive for July, 2008

Green Crab in Halloween Costume

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Truly an unusual event as participants in the Crab Field School discovered a large green crab camouflaged under an extended old blook ark shell. This crab found the perfect disguise for Halloween in the Land of Ooze.

Green Crab Hides under Blood Ark Shell

The Long Journey Back

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

The Land of Ooze enjoys 13 foot high tides and minus 2 foot low tides, creating an enormous rim of salt marsh and tidal flats that a female terrapin must cross as she returns to the bay after nesting. She often rides the high tide into the sandy uplands, but the water drops quickly with a 15-foot tidal swing. Notice how well she blends with the habitat once she reaches the salt marsh grass.

Female Terrapin Heads Back to Bay after Nesting at Turtle Point