|Tumbleweed of the beach and the olive of the sea
||[Apr. 4th, 2008|07:58 pm]
Meet Posidonia oceanica, a true marine flowering plant. It is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea and is an important part of near shore ecosystems there. Our European LJ friends may recognize the little ball of dead leaves in the photos as a common scene on the Mediterranean beaches. Wave action rolls the dead sea grass (not really a grass, of course) leaves and other detritus into these forms that litter the beaches. Reminds me of a tribble.
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