At low tide, we've seen scattered 1" holes just above the water line, like someone jammed a broomstick into damp sand. We've dug about 6" down and found nothing. Weird. So, I did some searching on-line and learned that these are holes of sand crabs; if you dig a big hole a few inches away, toward the water, you'll catch them. And, to our great delight, we did. When we let them go, they would either scootch their butts into the sand, flinging loose sand with their front claws as they buried themselves, or they would sideways run to another (presumably occupied) hole and slip sideways down that.
(3) Near the left side of this picture, you'll see a speckled fish with its tail waving out of the water. Four of these dancers caught our attention as they fed on stuff at the bottom of tide pools; when the kids chased them, they sped away like any normal fish. If your aquarium fish does the tail-up thing, it's sick; it seems normal for these.
(5) A reddish-orange spider (with light green butt), dangling from the car this morning.
(6) Nick, Sam and I went to Jukdo Market on Sunday to buy some fish. More on a separate post, but I couldn't help but include this shot of a vendor pushing his snow crabs (very alive, but the claws are banded). For 50,000 won (about $45), he would kill and prepare these for us to eat.
|Some folks are serious about big crabs here....|