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Photo Journal Fall 2010

Jo O'Keefe Copyright 2010. Photos may be used for educational purposes only. Contact me with inquiries.

For months I have concentrated on photos of both the bridges to Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Seldom have I walked; nearly no marine treasures have I found. Perhaps now, with winter sunsets an irresistable draw, my Photo Journal will come back to life. Here are photos taken since late September.

Cannonball Jellyfish washed ashore (L) and resting in tide pool (R). Determine if they are alive by watching for movement. Return them to deep water if possible. They have no tentacles and are harmless.
Videos of two Cannonball Jellyfish that run consecutively, filmed on 11/22/10, Sunset Beach, NC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c1WgwgNYKI&list=ULqKEz94N3aLE&playnext=5
The Sunset Beach pontoon bridge, the last on the Intracoastal Waterway, viewed from the new bridge, 9/23/10
Vessels heading South waiting for the Sunset Beach pontoon bridge to open, 11/01/10
The Sunset Beach pontoon bridge opening for vessels, 11/01/10
The Sunset Beach pontoon bridge open for vessels, 11/01/10
A sailboat passing through the bridge opening
Slough Canal left of the dock will empty run-off from the new bridge into the ICW, 11/01/10
Slough Canal, aka Mary's Creek, next to Crabby Oddwater's Restaurant, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/21/10
Sunset over the marsh, Sunset Beach, NC, 11/15/10
Governors' Lighthouse, Coquina Harbor, Little River, SC, 11/20/10. The lighthouse was built in 1985 in honor of former South Carolina governors. The lighthouse is about 50 feet tall and has a fixed light. It is well decorated at Christmas. The stings of lights are visible in the above photo. The lighthouse is located in Lightkeeper's Village, on the Intercoastal Waterway in Little River, SC.