Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Broadstairs Botany Bay sea potato

The coin is a 10 pence piece to give some idea of scale.


This time of year Botany Bay Broadstairs is such a wonderful place to beachcomb  and in this settled weather many finds do turn up that generally do not survive in the winter seas. On example is the sea potato a relative of the sea urchin. Sea potato's are not rare but finding one intact on the Thanet coastline  is. This is because the shell is paper thin and when held it does have that fragile feel similar to holding a birds egg. This trio came ashore a few weeks back when we had a touch of north in the wind, a perfect time to walk the Botany Bay strandline.

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