Tybee Island Shines with “Stars”. You just have to know how to spot them! Or at least stumble upon them like we did. Can you believe it has been a year since we stumbled across these beauties? Tybee Island is “Savannah’s Beach”. The little island full of life is also full of treasures. The February morning we went to beach was to get away from school work for the day. Our impromptu break from school work lead us to find dozens, if not hundreds, of Starfish!
Supposedly, during this time of year they will wash up and remain there until the tide takes them back out. Sadly, if they stay exposed to the sun without much water, they will dry out. No one knows for sure what causes this to happen but a theory is their offshore hard-bottom floor is being disturbed (covered over by sand which they can’t grip). Regardless of what is actually happening (I only read about these things online), I still feel like we are obligated to do something to help.
Marty, the kids, and I took to removing the ones that were completely exposed to the sun without any water washing over them. Those beauties we put between the rocks of the nearby jetty.
Tybee Island Shines with “Stars”
We put them in a bucket with water until we could get them all safely back near the jetty.
We also didn’t pull anything off of them. They feed off of mussels, clams, oysters, etc.
We named this one Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants.
Along with the dozens and dozens of starfish was a dead Horseshoe crab.
If you are ever in the Savannah area, head over to Tybee Island. Meet up with Dr. Joe of Tybee Beach Ecology Trips and discover all the mysteries and treasures Tybee has to offer. If you love science but history, check back here for something that will make you scratch your head and question your safety.
Headed to the beach soon?
Check out the Sport-Brella Portable Sun Umbrella
We bought one and it’s a skin saver!!