Sea-foam & sea-creatures: Rhossili in January

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A Post from the Past [2009]

There was very stormy weather both before and during this particular visit, causing rough seas – the waves boiling like a cauldron and generating much sea foam. This accumulated on the edge of the sea. As the tide retreated leaving a thin film of water over the vast expanses of sand, the wind drove the foam across the beach forming  lacy patterns. Freshwater run-off from streams carved intricate patterns in the sand.

The high tide after the storm deposited a solitary nursehound or larger spotted dogfish, numerous large otter shells, and the occasional sea gooseberry on the sand.

Nurse hound fish

Otter shell

Sea gooseberry

 © Jessica M Winder and Jessica’s Nature Blog, 2009.

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