December 29, 2014 § 7 Comments
Hairy Rocks © Lynn Wiles 2014
Sea flora or fauna? I don’t know, but there were a lot of these on one of the beaches we visited.
Tagged: Canon 550D/T2i, digital photography, Maine, nature, ocean, photo, photography, photos, sea
You are right. It’s sea ivory. Thanks for steering me in the right direction towards identification.
🙂 – it looks similar to lichen I see in some areas of riverside tree cover.
Apparently sea ivory is found only on the West of England and in Wales. Wonder how it found its way across the Atlantic? The trip would explain how the rock was so broken up.
It may be something slightly different – there are many species of lichen. In my limited experience of the natural world, I have found that niches are filled by life which are different species but are similar morphologically speaking? Maybe there’s a web based forum for that area of study that can be of help?
I’ll have to do more research.
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