My Mussels

The way this teddybear star (Anthenea australiae) has latched onto that bed of mussels has a kind of possession quality. It’s as if she’s saying ‘Hands off,… My mussels!’

No sooner had I uttered that phrase and I was whisked away into a Sydney dentists office and to his the characters in his marine aquarium. ‘Bubbles’ might have had the fascination for bubbles but I can just as easily imagine the starfish ‘Peach’ being equally possessive of her mussels.

… clearly I have been out of the ocean too long!

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘My Mussels’ 1/40s f/7.1 ISO800 15mm

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