Archive for the ‘Starfish’ Category

Along the beach

I remember as a child, visiting my grandparents in San Diego and how we use to walk along the beach. While we came across sand dollars with some regularity, I always hoped to find a star fish but if my memory serves me correct, we never did.

Now apparently there has been a die-off along that same coast of several species of sea stars or as I learned, star fish. According to the article “Clues Sought for Sea Star Die-off” by Danielle Venton and Nature magazine via the Scientific American website, scientist are looking for clues.

Good luck!


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The relatives came

Now while that’s the title of a great picture book by Cynthia Rylant the kids and I have enjoyed many times, it also takes me back to a time when I was much younger. Unfortunately, we never saw our relatives all that often. After all, they were not only much older (as my mom was the youngest of three) than us, they also lived up in the small town of Dows, Iowa while we were down in the big city of St. Louis, Missouri.

Now why we may have been as different as city and country folks, I have to say that I never would have dreamed that Tuna and Seahorses are also cousins. Check out the article “Surprising Fish Cousins: Tuna and Seahorses” by Becky Oskin over at LiveScience . Do you see the similarities?


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