Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Nerve Wracking Experience

Boulder Scattered Tidal Zone, near Seawall, Acadia National Park, Maine  
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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A boulder strewn intertidal zone is exposed at low tide along a misty Maine coast. Growing abundantly here is a seaweed called rock wrack, more commonly known as rockweed. It is also known more indelicately as bladder wrack.

These mats of thick rock wrack are quite wet and slippery, so this hazardous tidal zone is no place to test your track and field skills... for if you do, you are very likely to encounter a most nerve wracking experience.

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