Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Starry eyed

If I stay at work late enough I have the delightful company of one of my co-worker's daughter (aged four), who comes in at the end of the day for 15 minutes or so. She'll make a straight bee line for my desk, just because she knows that's where she has to go if she wants her own personal visual tour of the underwater creatures. 'I wanna see fish', was her statement today. She had previously seen my videos & pictures on Stingrays and all she could say as she stared open mouthed at the screen was WOW. I then realised that I hadn't updated the blog with any fish pics per se, and had to delve into my personal album to show her some Starfish pictures. Yes that's right, I said Starfish. We went all the way up to Kaibo a few Sundays ago and were able to spot quite a few Starfish. Hubby was sorely tempted to take one home with us and even asked if we were. I have to admit I was too, but I said it would be too cruel. That was before I found out that Starfish cause much damage to coral reefs. Perhaps next time...except I was told that it reeks as it dries.

For some Starfish may not be a big deal, but to me it is! STARFISH! How often do you get to pick up Starfish off an ocean floor? As you can see these are of a decent size. Check out that underside, whereupon you can feel a slight suction motion if you were to place your palm flat against the underside. And just to show you how big a deal this is, one of my high school friends who now lives in Aussie had this to say: You just run into starfish just like that!....*sigh* we gotta go to Sea World to get a glimpse of the buggars :)


ZenDenizen said...

Check out the first song on my list :)


Thanks, Zen. You rock and just about made my day!

MarkD60 said...

I think you can pick up some starfish in the north sound, near Kaibo. I haven't looked in a long time.

I was looking for that girls song but couldn't find it.


If you click on Zen's BLIP link, it's STARFISH & COFFEE by Prince. :-)

And yes Kaibo is where these Starfish were a lurking.