Beach Hoppers Rejoice Over Drift Macrophytes

A foggy morning with low visibility and muted colors and sounds. Under these conditions you’ll find more action down at your feet than off in the distance. On this morning the air was still and warm. Sunrise added little more than glare and from the foredune the atmosphere was as oppressive as the view was…

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Eelgrass in the Wrack

This is eelgrass, Zostera marina.  A few days ago it was abundant in the wrack line, on the beach and in the surf.  Most of the eelgrass debris was composed of broken stems, but there were a few whole plants in the mix.  Eelgrass lives in estuaries and other sheltered places, not on sandy surf-swept…

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