In search of Bluey...
Bluey is an absolute STAR! A SEAstar, that is. A knobbly one at that too! This is Bluey:
Bluey was adopted by the Blue Water Volunteers (BWV)
on the 9th August during the IYOR 2008 celebrations:
On 19th August, Applecow
and I went in search of Bluey on the extensive flat of the patch reef on Cyrene! We found and flagged >100 knobbly seastars on Cyrene that day (and were made honorary star trackers!!)...AND LOOOKIE HERE!!!! Have we found Bluey?? Sure looks like Bluey doesn't it???
It's Bluey, isn't it?! Look at those cute bumps, cute brown patterns! It's BLUEY!!!........Isn't it?? Well, according to Chim Chee Kong of Star Trackers
, who is monitoring the body growth, survivorship, habitat utilization and movement patterns of knobbly seastar (Protoreaster nodosus) individuals at marine habitats in Singapore, it's NOT!
Oh well, the search continues!!
(Yes, the fried tempeh is back...for now!)