Friday, 12 December 2014
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014
The sun sets directly behind the wind turbine in Methil.
After several gloomy, dreich days the sun shone all day yesterday and at dusk there was a lovely sunset.
It was a delight to walk along the beach looking back to the sunset.
A pink-tinged sky behind the trees.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Monday, 17 November 2014
Monday, 3 November 2014
Sea Squirts also known as ascidians, are a marine class of animals that fall between the invertebrates and the vertebrates. They are simple animals that are often categorised with the invertebrates, however in their larval stage they do possess primitive vertebrate characteristics.
Although, as here, they may form clusters these particular sea squirts live as individual animals. They feed by siphoning nutrients from sea water. There are two short tubes or siphon openings which allow a flow of water through the body. Water is drawn through the inhalant siphon, and then expelled via the exhalent siphon. As the water circulates through the body; food and oxygen are removed from it and waste products are expelled.
If they are disturbed, they will force the water they contain out of both siphons at the same time which is how they get their name of sea squirt.