Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent van Gogh
These pictures are examples of Beach Morning Glory (also known as Railroad Vine), an important vine that helps maintain the dunes of coastal areas.
Who Guessed Right
Last week’s story photo post, The Green Net, had a picture of a fishing net with something inside it. Readers were asked to guess what this thing in the net was used for.
While I loved ALL the answers, with JC’s help, here are the ones I selected based on the following categories: Most Accurate. Most Creative and The Funniest.
JC’s comment was also funny. He was slightly disappointed to be excluded from the selections, but he didn’t read the
small teeny-tiny print that excluded any family members of the judge:~)
Most Accurate and Bonus Winner
Turtle Excluder Device (TED) consists of panels of metal grids within shrimp nets. The nets drag along the bottom scooping up shrimp which travel to through TED into the end of the net. Sea turtles, other sea creatures too large to get through TED are deflected out an escape hatch.
It is great that they had placed this silver grill device to assure that turtles will be excluded from the catch. I googled it right away and I am thankful to have learned such a valuable info.
Jean Sampson (She also knows I love tales with “happy endings”)
Well, I know for a fact that it is an anti-mermaid device. It puts out some sort of sonar signal and they all stay away from the boat. The shrimp can’t swim fast enough so they get caught. Aww. I don’t like scenario either. Maybe the mermaids all gather up the shrimp and take them to safety. And they all live happily ever after under the sea! How’s that for a happy ending, Sara.
On another thought, that grill is actually electronically heated. So by the time you bring up the net, you have grilled shrimps instead of just shrimps.
Oh dear oh dear. Having read the above replies, clearly I have to inject some experienced, solemn wisdom into this photo story challenge…It’s quite obviously a giant orange slicer. You can even see the oranges hanging by the side there.
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I thank everyone who left a comment about this. I really did think you would just Google “TED” and so, you pleasantly surprised me with your many creative responses:~)