25 Aug '12, 1pm

The Annotated Budak: Looking with luck by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Looking with luck by @budak

Big bad things with a reputation for pointy ends, like sharks , stingrays and sea urchins, are hard to miss on the reef. A menacing fin, a splash of panic and black spineless orbs: these hazards of low water draw attention to themselves with furious dashes that rouse the surf or displays of armature that grip the mind and disarm the senses. The search for smaller majorities , those creatures that shun the limelight and hog the shadows, who retreat with pride or wield frames that fool their foes, on the other hand, demands a willingness to stop without cause, stoop at length and stifle the urge to move on to fresher fields. There are slugs that are barely distinguishable from their perch and nearly impossible to detect as they prowl about their prey, clad in a cloak of cerata that ape the colours and curvature of brown seaweed, green algae, firm sponges and soft polyps. The...

Full article: http://budak.blogs.com/the_annotated_budak/2012/08/shrimp...

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The Annotated Budak: (T)entanglements by @budak

The Annotated Budak: (T)entanglements by @budak

budak.blogs.com 06 Sep '12, 6am

For the victims of a puny beak, however, the salad days of Idiosepius probably last far too long for comfort, posing as it...

Luck Be A Latte: NERBC Dates Announced For Atlantic City!

Luck Be A Latte: NERBC Dates Announced For Atla...

sprudge.com 25 Aug '12, 1am

You thought you had a few more months to rest, prep, and mentally calibrate yourself for the 2013 United States Barista Ch...

The Annotated Budak: Soft bottom lines by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Soft bottom lines by @budak

budak.blogs.com 28 Aug '12, 11am

Outnumbered than the minute hordes, though less likely to be mistaken, and thus overlooked, for sluggish molluscs by casua...

The Annotated Budak: A strand of blue by @budak

The Annotated Budak: A strand of blue by @budak

budak.blogs.com 27 Aug '12, 5pm

can forget themselves in the heat of the moment and line up for the taking, as a small group of common chasers did one aft...

The Annotated Budak: Due for a hiding by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Due for a hiding by @budak

budak.blogs.com 23 Aug '12, 9am

There are few invertebrate hunters as potent and purposeful as octopuses. Careful waders can sometimes catch the cephalopo...

The Annotated Budak: Trash talking by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Trash talking by @budak

budak.blogs.com 27 Aug '12, 4am

Land hermit crabs are more easily heard than seen, for these supralittoral wanderers seldom bother to hide their tracks, s...

The Annotated Budak: The pool of high places by @budak

The Annotated Budak: The pool of high places by...

budak.blogs.com 23 Aug '12, 9am

there were by the coast of a compulsive country have long been eroded by artificial forces; on the mainland, only the mode...

The Annotated Budak: Cord in the net by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Cord in the net by @budak

budak.blogs.com 30 Aug '12, 5am

Here at any rate at first sight the naturalist will readily admit that he might be on English ground. As he looked more cl...

The Annotated Budak: Handsome Buggers by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Handsome Buggers by @budak

budak.blogs.com 31 Aug '12, 4am

Fungus beetles can be reliably found by trails where damp suffuses the air and ample deadwood litters the forest floor, pr...

The Annotated Budak: Lawn Rangers by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Lawn Rangers by @budak

budak.blogs.com 17 Aug '12, 2am

in the far north of the island, grassy fringes frame a maze of polishing ponds and filter beds. Tall sedges and withered c...

The Annotated Budak: Jettisoned by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Jettisoned by @budak

budak.blogs.com 14 Aug '12, 3am

With equal impunity but driven by a different appetite, an excitable boy and his sporting mother, clad in wellies and arme...

The Annotated Budak: Fishy Myths by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Fishy Myths by @budak

budak.blogs.com 06 Sep '12, 6am

Height can be a shortcoming on bare flats, where the grains present, to eyes focused on standing rooms, a mosaic of fine p...