Saturday, October 14, 2006

Taipei III - More Yehliu

The little town of Yehliu, where Jenna and I had a very good seafood lunch.

A temple in Yehliu, under construction.

Any biologists out there? This little creature had us entranced for a good ten minutes, largely because we couldn't figure out what the heck it was. It was in a saltwater tide pool. It wasn't rooted to anything and could move (slowly), but didn't have much of a distinct head. It did have what seemed to be a mouth, surrounded by feather-like appendages that I suppose helped bring food in. My only guess is that it's some kind of sea cucumber; otherwise, it belongs to one of those myriad invertebrate phyla that few non-biologists have heard of. Any ideas?

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