Time for a holiday! This week I'll be spending my days by the beach and bay, and am looking forward to a little relaxation, plenty of time outdoors, and a chance to share it with you all. The sea, home of our earliest ancestors, has always held a certain appeal to me. While our more recent ancestors may have moved away from it for more terrestrial way of life, there are many plants and animals that never left. And even more that returned to the waters and shorelines of the world secondarily. I think I've always envied them a bit. Combined with the endless hours I spent as a child combing the beach and watching the water, I always look forward to being able to return myself. So with that in mind, keep an eye out here and on Twitter for seaside science (among other things) this week.