Saturday, December 8, 2012

The latest Beach Find

We did venture to the sea to look for a few sea treasures. But there were none to be had.
Instead we came upon this Giant Kelp that washed ashore after a very large storm over the sea.
Because the Bay is so shallow the Kelp appeared to have rolled and rolled as it approached the beach. It was so tangled that I could not tell if there were any treasures held inside.

 It will be interesting to see how long the Giant Kelp will stay on the beach before a strong high tide or another big storm can pull it back out to the sea.
 This Giant Kelp does grow up to 40 feet in length...an most of these were that long.
I have seen Kelp washed up on the shore before but I have never seen any Giant Kelp. A wonderful find on a beautiful sunny day at the ocean.

6 comments:

Muffy's Marks said...

I have never seen or heard of Kelp before. I learn so much from my blogger friends. Thanks for my one new thing to learn today!!!

Rae said...

This is really cool! Love the pics you share of your beloved beach!

SquirrelQueen said...

I've seen a lot of kelp on the beach before but never that much. That is amazing.

I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

GAIL said...

Hi Muffy ..I have seen it before but never this big! It was fun to see.
Hugs, Mistaya and MOM

GAIL said...

Rae, the best part of this beach is that it is always changing. A fun place to explore!
Hugs, Gail

GAIL said...

SquirrelQueen...This is an amazing site and I am anxious to go back to see if the recent King Tide was able to wash is back out to sea. We wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!
Hugs from Mistaya and MOM!

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