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

Members of the Lloyd and Loftis Families of Lexington and Columbia, SC, Sunset Beach, NC, 07/26/09
Members of the Robinson and Daringer families spent their last day at the beach building a large sea turtle. The families have been coming to Sunset Beach for around 10 years and now are so addicted that they come twice a year. Their homes are in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Laughlintown, Pennsylvania. Sunset Beach, NC, 07/10/09
Mother and daughters from Montreal with live Knobbed Whelk, Sunset Beach, NC, 08/04/08
A 5-year-old boy holding a Sand Fiddler Crab that did not move -- highly unusual, Sunset Beach, NC, 06/18/08
Parasailing, Sunset Beach, NC, 07/30/08
A Winston-Salem, NC, girl with a hermit crab in a Periwinkle shell that matched her yellow toe-nail polish, Sunset Beach, NC, 06/30/08
Girls reading, an unusual find at the far eastern point, Sunset Beach, NC, 06/18/08

Girls holding a horseshoe crab molt (exoskeleton), Sunset Beach, NC, 03/21/08 and 4/7/08

Friends with a nearly dead Smooth Dogfish Shark, Mustelus canis, Sunset Beach, NC, 03/17/08
John, Gary and Megan Kiger with the 26 spires that they built, September 13, 2007
Discvoering the Ocean
Discovering the Ocean
A toddler experiences ocean waves, 08/25/07
Octopus vulgaris
Release of octopus
A boy from Carolina Shores, NC, holding a young octopus (L) and a line of people surrounding him when he carried it to deep water to release (R), The octopus "inked" the boy repeatedly. Sunset Beach, NC, 08/07/07
Kayakers in Jenks Creek, Sunset Beach, NC, June 13, 2007
Dog and Boy
Dog and Boy
Fetch, November 24, 2006
A Child with a Sea Star
Child with Forbes Sea Stars
Casting for Bait
A loan fisherman at dawn at the bridge
Ray Williams feeding gulls
Kayaker, 11/26/06
Mystic Afternoon Sunlight
Late Afternoon, November 10, 2006