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Star Sand - Japan
The local legends states that star sand was made of the tiny skeletons of the offspring of the Southern Cross and the North Star, who were killed by a giant serpent right after being born in the ocean. But according to science, these beautiful particles are the exoskeletons of millions of foraminifera–marine protozoans–that are believed to be fossil evidence dating back 550 million years ago, one of the oldest fossils known to man.
The best time to find some is just after a typhoon, when the sand stars are stirred up beneath the ocean floor and washed up on the shore in enormous numbers. If you look closely enough, you might even find some that are still alive!
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Star Sand - Japan
The local legends states that star sand was made of the tiny skeletons of the offspring of the Southern Cross and the North Star, who were killed by a giant serpent right after being born in the ocean. But according to science, these beautiful particles are the exoskeletons of millions of foraminifera–marine protozoans–that are believed to be fossil evidence dating back 550 million years ago, one of the oldest fossils known to man.
The best time to find some is just after a typhoon, when the sand stars are stirred up beneath the ocean floor and washed up on the shore in enormous numbers. If you look closely enough, you might even find some that are still alive!
Source:  Whereonearth
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Star Sand - Japan
The local legends states that star sand was made of the tiny skeletons of the offspring of the Southern Cross and the North Star, who were killed by a giant serpent right after being born in the ocean. But according to science, these beautiful particles are the exoskeletons of millions of foraminifera–marine protozoans–that are believed to be fossil evidence dating back 550 million years ago, one of the oldest fossils known to man.
The best time to find some is just after a typhoon, when the sand stars are stirred up beneath the ocean floor and washed up on the shore in enormous numbers. If you look closely enough, you might even find some that are still alive!
Source:  Whereonearth
Zoom Info

Star Sand - Japan

The local legends states that star sand was made of the tiny skeletons of the offspring of the Southern Cross and the North Star, who were killed by a giant serpent right after being born in the ocean. But according to science, these beautiful particles are the exoskeletons of millions of foraminifera–marine protozoans–that are believed to be fossil evidence dating back 550 million years ago, one of the oldest fossils known to man.

The best time to find some is just after a typhoon, when the sand stars are stirred up beneath the ocean floor and washed up on the shore in enormous numbers. If you look closely enough, you might even find some that are still alive!

Source:  Whereonearth

Beach Art - Andres Amador - San Francisco 
He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. 
He says he does it because it’s fun and he gets to go to the beach.
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Beach Art - Andres Amador - San Francisco 
He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. 
He says he does it because it’s fun and he gets to go to the beach.
Source - Amazing Oasis
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Beach Art - Andres Amador - San Francisco 
He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. 
He says he does it because it’s fun and he gets to go to the beach.
Source - Amazing Oasis
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Beach Art - Andres Amador - San Francisco 
He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. 
He says he does it because it’s fun and he gets to go to the beach.
Source - Amazing Oasis
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Beach Art - Andres Amador - San Francisco 

  • He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. 
  • He says he does it because it’s fun and he gets to go to the beach.

Source - Amazing Oasis

The bee pictured above, known as Augochloropsis sumptuosa, is a sand specialist, he explains. “It hangs out [on the] sand hills of North Carolina. You’ll see them on the Eastern Shore in the dune areas.”
This species forages for pollen from flowers located on the edges of those sand dunes.
Photography by Sam Droege, USGS

The bee pictured above, known as Augochloropsis sumptuosa, is a sand specialist, he explains. “It hangs out [on the] sand hills of North Carolina. You’ll see them on the Eastern Shore in the dune areas.”

This species forages for pollen from flowers located on the edges of those sand dunes.

Photography by Sam Droege, USGS