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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
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 Sustany 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. 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 #SustanyFoundation
Detail of some new work incorporating string stained with ink. #markmaking #makeart #abstraction #line #painting #chicagoartist #lifeline #wrackline #foundmaterials
A few pictures of the #seabeans #seapurse #seaheart #wrackline
#fbf to purple varnish clams (Nuttallia obscurata) in the driftline | Orcas Island, WA #intertidal #beachcombing #wrackline #intertidal #bivalves #OregonShores
s/v ‘Dark Star’, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA; Lady Skipper Race, evening, 8/29/18. Great job Carol! . . . #artistdate #shoreline #sculpture #spiritwalk #driftwood #wrackline #sculptor . . . #threshold #práh #seuil #Schwelle #Beginn #þröskuldur #閾値 #começo #soglia #límite #tröskel #terskel #egyc
s/v ‘Kaylarah’, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA; afternoon, 8/25/18. Prince Henry the Navigator Race, Twenty Hundred Club. . . . #artistdate #shoreline #sculpture #spiritwalk #driftwood #wrackline #sculptor . . . #threshold #práh #seuil #Schwelle #Beginn #þröskuldur #閾値 #começo #soglia #límite #tröskel #terskel #cnc37plus #twentyhundredclub #fatherdaughtertime #leewardrail #happyplace
Went down to the beach today. Brought a chair for Mom! #momafter90 #beachcombing #wrackline
Fragments and Patinas #beachcombing #wrackline
This was a live #southernmoonsnail left in up the #wrackline (and returned to water) but look at the #operculum ... another #fibonaccispiral ! #recluzsmoonsnail #neveritareclusiana #moonsnails #pacificshells #liveshells #fibonacciinnature
s/v ‘Thora’, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA; evening, 8/20/18. WBYC summer series winding down. . . . #artistdate #shoreline #sculpture #spiritwalk #driftwood #wrackline #sculptor . . . #threshold #práh #seuil #Schwelle #Beginn #þröskuldur #閾値 #começo #soglia #límite #tröskel #terskel #pearson27 #captainken90 #r8
s/v ‘Kiska’, Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, USA; morning, 8/18/18. The traditional bottle of bubbly delivered by the race committee at the end of the Ida Lewis Distance Race. Approximately 120 nm. . . . . . #artistdate #shoreline #sculpture #spiritwalk #driftwood #wrackline #sculptor . . . #threshold #práh #seuil #Schwelle #Beginn #þröskuldur #閾値 #começo #soglia #límite #tröskel #terskel . . #idalewis #idalewisyachtclub #thunderstorms #hansa445
Wrack at Webb Memorial State Park (taken 5/19/18). Blue mussels, common periwinkles, jackknife clam, seaweed * #webbmemorialstatepark #shells #seashells #shelling #beachcombing #beachcomber #massbeachcombing #periwinkle #mussels #bluemussels #wrackline #wrack
s/v ‘Kiska’, Block Island Sound, Atlantic Ocean, USA; afternoon, 8/17/18. Ida Lewis Distance Race, getting passed by an old VOR 70. Of course. . . . . . #artistdate #shoreline #sculpture #spiritwalk #driftwood #wrackline #sculptor . . . #threshold #práh #seuil #Schwelle #Beginn #þröskuldur #閾値 #começo #soglia #límite #tröskel #terskel . . . #hansa #idalewis #ilyc #idalewisdistancerace
#tbt to seaside plantain (Plantago maritima), pioneering onto a wrack line rubble of cobbles and sea shells #beachcombing #wrackline #intertidal #oregoncoast #OregonShores #beachplants
Tiller of the Viking ship ‘Draken’, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; evening, 8/13/18. Thanks Joel, Clara, and crew. . . . #artistdate #shoreline #sculpture #spiritwalk #wrackline #sculptor . . . #threshold #práh #seuil #Schwelle #Beginn #þröskuldur #閾値 #começo #soglia #límite #tröskel #terskel . #drakenhh #draken #viking #newportri #norway
One way a land lubber can see giant kelp. Throwback from the Barren Islands in the Gulf of Alaska, where every beach’s wrack line is fascinating. Some of my most potent daydreams have been about diving in kelp forests - especially when i worked in Alaska and the kelp forests nearby hosted sea otters, urchins (trophic cascades in action), swimming seabirds (puffins!), seals, incredible nudibranchs, and easily a dozen soecies of seaweeds. Ok, I have to switch that to the present tense. Those are still some big dreams. Probably why I’m happy to make work about seaweed but don’t mess with other species or non-water images... . #macrocystis also some #fucus in there #kelp #alaska #beachcombing #wrackline #alaskalife
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 Art and Phyllis Grindle 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 #GrindleFoundation #ArtAndPhyllisGrindleFoundation
I love finding treasures on the shoreline. This was at Santa Barbara harbor. Happy shark week! 🦈 #beachwrack #wrackline #PIRATELAB #babyshark #mermaidspurse #sharkegg CORRECTION: NOT A BABY SHARK!!! It's a baby stingrays!
#fbf to that big wood in the intertidal. Eventually, high tide and big surf will combine to toss this drifter up onto the wrack line. There it can rest awhile. In the meantime, it’s going to get knocked by rocks, clobbered by cobbles, and scoured by sand. These forces will polish off the last of the its edges. #beachcombing #wrackline #intertidal #oregoncoast #OregonShores
On the coast #flotsamjetsam #wrackline
Found lots of teeny wentletraps in the bay side #wrackline . #wentletrap #wentletraps #epitonium #euamoconchas
Have you seen these on your local beach? These long strands are the egg case of a lightning whelk snail. This time of year these carnivorous snails anchor their egg cases to the ocean floor. Tides, currents, and storms cause them to become dislodged and they end up on local beaches. Each circular pod has hundreds of tiny baby whelks inside. Next time you go out into nature, see what unique species you can find!! 🌊🐚💙 #EverydayNature #Florida #Wildlife #FortDeSoto #FortDeSotoPark #Estuary #Seagrass #BarrierIsland #TampaBay #LoveTampaBay #GulfOfMexico #Nature #NaturesAcademy #STEM #WildlifeEarth #KeepFLWild #ToolsOfChange #Edventure #LifelongLearners #FieldTrips #WrackLine #StrongerTogether #OutdoorFieldTrips #OutdoorEducation #Mollusca #Mollusks #LightningWhelk #Whelk #EggCase
#fbf to a drifted sea palm (Postelsia palmaeformis). Postelsia is a hardy brown, living out its life on surf-swept intertidal rocks. This one’s misfortune was getting knocked off its perch, holdfast and all. How far did it drift before being cast ashore? #intertidal #beachcombing #wrackline #seaweed #oregoncoast #OregonShores
I also found a bunch of sand flea parties on the beach today...for how small they are they bite pretty hard! I waded toe deep in the surf and two seconds later my poor sunburned feet were bitten and I was bleeding! It's super rare I go anywhere off pavement without boots so I'm probably good for a few years with the whole barefoot thing hahaha😂 #sandfleas #beachhopper #beachlife #intertidalzone #wrackline #pnw #insects #crustaceans #pacificocean #beach #thingstorunfrom #beachhorror #naturephotography #alwaysexplore #getoutside
Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA; afternoon, 6/30/18. I don’t know a ton about sailing, but I don’t think this is the right way. . . . #artistdate #beachwalking #shoreline #shorelining #sculpture #spiritwalk #driftwood #wrackzone #wrackline #sculptor . . . #threshold #práh #seuil #Schwelle #Beginn #þröskuldur #閾値 #começo #soglia #límite #tröskel #terskel
Today I finally started research for a project that I’ve been itching to do for a while- a wall calendar of strange organisms found on pacific coast beaches. There were a lot of salps in the wrack line today, so I got to find out just how difficult it is to convey the structure of a transparent jelly blob. #drawing #illustration #sketchbook #ink #artandscience #scientificillustration #pacificnorthwest #wrackline #oregon #beach #salp
#fbf to that drifted mass of #macroalage . Can you identify it? It’s Macrocystis of course! Drift Macrocystis helps support the wrack community. Beach hoppers rejoice when new drift masses wash ashore. #intertidal #beacombing #oregoncoast #seaweed #wrackline
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