As children, my youngest Brother and Sister grew up in a house that was on the beach. They were water babies. They lived their summers in the water. I had all but grew up and was no longer living at home, I do not share this love of the ocean water with them.
Last summer my Sister took her 7 children in tow up to camp in a campsite that was close to the place where they grew up, alongside this beautiful beach, that has so many tales to tell of children, beautiful sun and life in the water.
She found, and might I add, something that terrified her and my Brother both, as they swam amongst the kelp and seaweeds of that ocean. She showed her children
(ooooh, how I love to scare the kids too, but that is generally hiding and jumping out at them as they walk by), and took the liberty of taking some great pictures of this leach from the deep.
This horrible looking creature would attach to the bathing suits, the skin of humans, anything that its little leg holders could attach to. It still terrifies her to think of this leach. That is what we will call it. A sea leach.
She e-mailed pictures to our Brother, imploring him to find out what the name of this Sea Leach that horrified them as children. He has spent many a time on the internet trying to get the "real" name of this little mucky thing that brought horror to the children of the sea.
Anyone know of this creature, even better still, what this creature may be called by human? Have a beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi