Look at this gorgeous little conch shell we found in the water at Tahiti Beach. I LOVE this shell. I wanted to add it to my collection, but there was a problem —
Unfortunately, it was already taken. Its hermit crab inhabitant was really quite rude – refused to even consider moving out. Here he is escaping along the beach – not that I hounded him – and he insisted on taking this beautiful shell with him.
This baby conch was very strong and very pushy. At least, I think it’s some kind of conch.
It tried mightily to force our fingers off its shell by prying at them with its little finger nail-like paddle. It was successful enough that we had to learn how to hold it more carefully.
This very hairy, very brown sea biscuit:
And this little starfish:
Making friends with the local sea life – a fun way to spend the day on a gorgeous beach.