More of the remarkable natural colours, patterns, and textures of cliffs, rock platforms, and boulders, with associated organic life or its remains, of the west side of Newark Bay in Orkney. Silverweed creeps among the cobbles. Pink sea thrift and white sea campion flowers cling to the red cliffs. Succulent fucoid sporlings sprout in the sea. Lichens encrust the exposed bedding planes and boulders – crustose, smooth, and black/green Verrucaria mucosa lives in the lower eulittoral zone and crevices; while fruticose grey-green branched Ramalina species live high in the supralittoral zone; and so many difficult to identify types in between!

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