Top to bottom, left to right:
Row 1: Foliose lichen (possibly Tuckermannopsis sp.), sea glass, Rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum), Common Periwinkle (Littorina littorea), broken bottle neck (not sea glass)
Row 2: Common Periwinkles, Paper Birch bark (Betula papyrifera), slightly weathered bit of broken glass, periwinkle
Row 3: Common Periwinkles, broken glass, acorn (Quercus sp.), tampon applicator, Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis)
Row 4: Common Periwinkles, bird leg bone, periwinkles
Row 5: Rockweed
Row 6: Common Periwinkle, Soft-shell Clam (Mya arenaria), periwinkles
Much as I’ve been enjoying the interviews, I miss being out on the shore, so I went back to the mouth of Asticou Stream last week. It was sunny, with a slight breeze, and relatively warm at 23ºF (-5ºC).
There are definite challenges to winter beachcombing – things are frozen to the ground:
But the mud flats are still semi-liquid:
On the other hand, ice is fun to photograph.
And this poor guy seemed to have frozen to death. Anyone know what it is? It was a little longer than my finger.
July 10, 2018: It’s a young American Eel (Anguilla rostrata.)