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Lost trawl float ends an oceanic journey. I have questions. #intertidal #oregoncoast #OregonShores #beachcombing #wrackline #tideline #tbt
You don’t have to look too far in a coastal setting to get a sense for how high the tide has come in. Just follow the wrack zone! The wrack zone, or “wrack line” is most commonly associated with a sandy beach habitat but can also be present in rocky shores, mangroves, salt marshes, and other coastal systems. The wrack zone is a coastal feature where organic material (e.g kelp, seagrass, shells) and other debris is deposited at high tide. This zone acts as a natural input of marine resources into a terrestrial system, providing food and habitat for a variety of coastal organisms. Terrestrial invertebrates such as isopods, amphipods, polychaetes, and shore flies feed on seaweed and other dead material. These invertebrates provide food for shore birds and other predators on the beach. In addition, when organic debris decomposes, it delivers nutrients to the soil, promoting the growth of coastal vegetation. #wrackline #wrackzone #hightide #nsrwa #northriver #southriver #watershedwednesday
Nicest Ram's Horn of the week💨💨 . . . . . . #ramshornshell #washedup #beachcomber #treasurecoast #beachfinds #wrackline
Nature’s Academy aims to enhance STEM literacy and to foster environmental stewardship within our community and beyond. Our STEM Literacy Project in Manatee County would not be possible without the generous support of our local supporters like the Garrett A. Turner Foundation Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation! Together through this new partnership, we will be able to inspire more students to become citizen scientists that learn about marine debris, water quality, biodiversity data, and the natural ecosystems they encounter. The students supported by the Garrett A. Turner Foundation Fund will also receive a reusable water bottle that replaces at least two single-use plastic bottles. Thank you to the Fund for supporting Manatee County Students as they become leaders in STEM and stewardship. Visit our website to learn more and become a tool of change! 🌎💙 #EverydayNature #Florida #Wildlife #Nature #NaturesAcademy #Science #STEM #Estuary #Seagrass #BarrierIsland #GulfOfMexico #SarasotaBay #Bradenton #WildlifeEarth #KeepFLWild #ToolsOfChange #Edventure #LifelongLearners #FieldTrips #WrackLine #StrongerTogether #OutdoorFieldTrips #OutdoorEducation #MarineScience #STEMLiteracyProject #ManateeCommunityFoundation #ManateeCF @manateecommunityfoundation
Tossed among the cobbles, finally landing on a bed of Velella. So ends a long float. HENGXINGFOOD on the lid can be traced to a Chinese food supplier specializing in eel products. #intertidal #pnw #oregoncoast #OregonShores #beachcombing #wrackline #fbf
Good morning from the wildlife refuge directly across Oso Bay from campus!!!! 🙃 #canyounot
I have never seen so many Sandpipers in the same spot eating on the beach .. This was a really good wrack line left after the Nor’easter though 🤔 #adventureisoutthere #walkonthebeach #massachusetts #atlanticocean #goforawalk #newengland #sandpiper #sandpipers #bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #wrackline #northshorema #nature #naturesbeauty #masswildlife #massfishandwildlife
#Take3fortheSea , or 30, or 300....because there are plenty
🌊Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing him/herself.🌊 -Leo Tolstoy • 🎈What are your favorite #balloonalternatives ? 🎈 • Mine are lavender buds and native wildflower seeds 🌱 🌼🌺 • #thinkoutsidetheballoon #balloonsblow #balloonskill #busted #thewordballoonlooksweirdnow #ballon #balloons #BALLOONS #oceanwarrior #celebratelifesustainibly #plasticfree #seachange #beach #wrackline #marinedebris #moseas #moseascleanseas #beachclean #cleanup #debrisfree #foamfree #take4sea2shore #take3forthesea #2minutebeachclean
Minis collected from the #wrackline on my favorite sail-to #sandbar ... beautiful #doveshells #wentletraps and #periwinkles !!! (scallop is 1.5” wide) #beachcombing #baycombing #minishells #smallshells #babyshells #shells #seashells #wracklinecombing #islands
Orcas Island tideline | What caught my eye were the barnacles, Balanus crenatus. Mostly subtidal, look for their traces in the intertidal on washed up clam shells. #intertidal #pnw #salishsea #beachcombing #wrackline #barnacles #balanus #fbf
Nice reward for cleanup today🌴🌊 . . . Look at that Thick Band😱 . . . #seabeans #mucuna #beachfinds #wrackline #treasurecoast #beachcomber #washedup #getoutside #disneytrash #plasticpollution #bottlecaps
Need as many augers as I can get for a project I’m working on. These are from ft desoto this weekend. #shelling #shells #seashells #augers #oceantreasures #beachcomber #beachcombing #wrackline #swfl #gulfcoast #tinytreasures #treasure #sealife #stpete #tampa #floridalife #honeyhole
Red Tide Textures... Scattered dead sealife at the beach today, including this eely fish, cowfish, puffers, many mullet and small shiners. It was not all sadness: a big flock of white pelican was hanging out on a sandbar, with skimmers, terns, gulls and more. #floridaartist #redtide #fortdesoto #fortdesotobeach #stpeteartist #floridabeaches #eels #deadfish #wrackline #pinellascounty #beachtexture #floridawildlife
Wanted to post this for #throwbackThursday . I found this at the beach on Monday afternoon! I reached down assuming I was picking up a piece of a phone case, flipped it over and BOOM....epic nostalgia! I wonder how it got here, where it came from, and how LONG this sucker was floating around in the ocean.. Sun bleached and cracked, but the logo is still totally visible. Blew my mind.
I had a short walk, not enough time to get far or find much. Just enough time to refresh myself and savor the colors. #autumnonthebeach #shorecolor #wrackline #hightide
Nature’s Academy aims to enhance STEM literacy and to foster environmental stewardship within our community and beyond. None of which would be possible without the generous support of our local organizations. A special thank you to the Manatee Education Foundation!! With their continued support, Nature’s Academy will be able to inspire more students to become citizen scientists while learning about marine debris, water quality, biodiversity data, and the natural ecosystems they encounter. This donation also allows us to provide reusable water bottles to every student that attends our STEM Literacy Project program located in Manatee County, FL. Each reusable bottle replaces at least two plastic bottles, adding up to the elimination of over 5,000 disposable bottles each year. If you wish to be a tool of change, visit our website for more information! 🌎💙 #EverydayNature #Florida #Wildlife #Nature #NaturesAcademy #Science #STEM #Estuary #Seagrass #BarrierIsland #GulfOfMexico #SarasotaBay #Bradenton #WildlifeEarth #KeepFLWild #ToolsOfChange #Edventure #LifelongLearners #FieldTrips #WrackLine #StrongerTogether #OutdoorFieldTrips #OutdoorEducation #MarineScience #STEMLiteracyProject #ManateeEducationFoundation
It’s a good morning to play ‘name that isopod.’ This is Pentidotea, probably P. wosnesenskii. I didn’t disturb them to get a head count but there are at least four here, two above the big one and at least one beneath. What are they up to? Pentidotea’s claws exert a strong grip. They can take the force of a wave without taking a tumble in the swash. I came upon these in May, 2018. #intertidal #pnw #oregoncoast #OregonShores #wrackline #crustaceans #isopodsofinstagram #tbt
Wrack line after high tide || Martha's Vineyard, MA || RG: @marthas_vineyard_magazine 📷: Jessica Dillon
#driftwooding the #wrackline with my #bestgirl after the #bestdayever #😍❤️ #duxburybeach
Fun shelling today! Kalmus Beach on Cape Cod was littered with bay scallops—tons of whole ones with both valves! * #kalmusbeach #shelling #seashells #shells #beachcombing #beachcomber #massbeachcombing #scallops #scallopshell #argopectenirradians #capecod #bayscallop #wrack #wrackline
Wellfleet beach curves. The beach next to the harbor with a curvy wrackline (high tide mark). #capecodbeaches #capecodimages #wellfleetharbor #wrackline
low tide all the things I’ve left behind (Published in Modern Haiku 44.1, Winter/Spring 2013) #haiku #poetry #onelinepoem #lettinggo #leaveitbehind #lowtide #seaweed #kelp #wrackline #humboldt #coast #oceanwisdom
Fossil crab 🦀 or just a coquina rock? What do you think? 🦀 🦀 🦀 #fossilcrab #crabstone #coquinarocks #spacecoast #indianharbourbeach #wrackline #beachcombingfinds #shelling #barbaraumbel #urchinjewel
In the wrack in the rain this morning at Webb Memorial State Park. Swipe for more wrack. * #webbmemorialstatepark #shells #shelling #seashells #beachcombing #beachcomber #massbeachcombing #wrack #wrackline
One Lucky Fish. On an otherwise deserted beach, this beauty got stranded at low tide. I photographed it and then realized it was very much alive. I ushered it back into the shallows and it took off like a shot. [(Ammodytes americanus) American Sand Lance] #joy #rightplacerighttime #personalsatisfaction #fishrescue #strandline #wrackline #agoodday #hooray #nature #fireisland #fireislandnationalseashore
following the wrack line 🌊
Every time we walk along a beach, some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. Loren Eiseley Treasures from walking the wrack line today. #wrackline #slowliving #coastalliving #barbarahurd #beachwalker #beachcomber
Nature’s Academy aims to enhance STEM literacy and to foster environmental stewardship within our local community and beyond. None of which would be possible without the generous support of our local organizations. A special thank you to the Sepanik Giving Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation! With their support for our STEM Literacy Project program, Nature’s Academy will be able to inspire more 5th grade students to become citizen scientists while learning about marine debris, water quality, biodiversity data, and the natural ecosystems they encounter. These lifelong lessons not only benefit our students, but inspire them to be stewards of their own community. If you wish to be a tool of change, visit our website for more information! 🌎💙 #EverydayNature #Florida #Wildlife #Nature #NaturesAcademy #Science #STEM #Estuary #Seagrass #BarrierIsland #GulfOfMexico #SarasotaBay #Bradenton #WildlifeEarth #KeepFLWild #ToolsOfChange #Edventure #LifelongLearners #FieldTrips #WrackLine #StrongerTogether #OutdoorFieldTrips #OutdoorEducation #MarineScience #STEMLiteracyProject #SepanikGivingFund #ManateeCommunityFoundation
😄 Blooper reel! I was attempting to film some virtual shelling in the high tide wrack when a big wave rushed up the beach behind me, surprising me. At the end, you will see my collected shells sitting on a green Mylar balloon (trash that I picked up). * #plumisland #shells #seashells #shelling #beachcombing #beachcomber #massbeachcombing #wrack #wrackline #neverturnyourbackontheocean #blooperreel
Here’s the source of the stingray barb I posted earlier. He had a good-sized fishing hook in his mouth and a lead barrel weight in the leader below the hook. Guessing that contributed to his demise. I meant to share this earlier but got distracted. #stingray #stingrayfish #wrackline #notashell #southflorida #beachcombing #sargassum
Happy Friday! ✨ I went to the beach after class today. I decided that today I wanted to expand my mind on the local micro/macroplastics. I knew they were there, but I have never REALLY gotten down on their level here on the island. It’s shocking how easy it is to find all of this, and tons more not pictured. And within such a small amount of beach. The tiniest pieces I kept in the McDonald’s cup: styrofoam/plastic beads and broken bits of plastic. I didn’t walk up and down a stretch of beach to find these. I literally got out of my car, threw a beach towel down, and started looking in the wrack line of the sand (where the high tide washes debris up). That is what’s so crazy. I’m just one person, this is one little patch of beach, and this isn’t even a minor dent. Microplastics are killing marine life, infiltrating our drinking water and food, and leaching chemicals. How is this NOT a problem? Recycle at the very least, but most importantly refuse single use, pay attention to what corporations you’re supporting, speak up for the planet and treat it with respect.
Driftwood sculpture accented with "wrackline" found items such as feathers, sea glass, plastics etc. #driftwood #seaglass #seaglassart #driftwood #driftwoodart #wrackline
Driftwood sculpture accented with "wrackline" found items such as feathers, sea glass, plastics etc. #driftwood #seaglass #seaglassart #driftwood #driftwoodart #wrackline
Driftwood sculpture accented with "wrackline" found items such as feathers, sea glass, plastics etc. #driftwood #seaglass #seaglassart #driftwood #driftwoodart #wrackline
Oh the treasures you can find in the wrack line. Photo by Jessica Dillon. * * * #MarthasVineyardMagazine #MarthasVineyard #Beach #WrackLine #Seaweed #Shells
When you’re walking a low tide line and come across a scene like this, it means one thing- a helmet crab (Telmessus cheiragonus) has met its match. Within a minute I discovered the carapace shown in the second photo | Orcas Island, WA #fbf #intertidal #beachcombing #wrackline #crustacean
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