On the left, you will see a favorite sea turtle delicacy known as the Portuguese Man O’War.
On the right, you will see a piece of garbage I found washed up on the shore.
Look how similar these look! It is easy to see how a sea turtle might confuse this garbage as food.
Please keep the beaches clean and dispose of your trash properly! Protect the sea turtles!
Thought I would share some wonderful images of the last beach walk I took in 2015 for all of those reminiscing about their holiday beach vacations.
I started at the South Beach Pavilion in Boca Raton, and walked north towards Red Reef Park. The beach in front of the pavilion is usually concentrated with people, and this day was no different. (This is a favorite spot for the FAU students.) Despite all of the people, I was able to capture so very relaxed gulls. I also saw man-o-war aplenty, so beware if you are swimming in the South Florida region!
I took all of these images with my phone. Enjoy!
Looking south towards the South Beach Pavilion in Boca Raton.
A squadron of pelicans.
A group of cute seabirds!
Look how well the birds camouflage with the sand.
A washed-up man-o-war. Be careful, they can still sting you!
A cluster of man-o-wars, and a flower.
These gulls were lulled to sleep by the ocean breeze.
The waves were choppy, but not too intense. Great for bodysurfing or learning how to surf. Always watch out for rip currents!
The squadron of pelicans flies south.