In the foreground is a large piece of coquina tabby. Tabby is a concrete-like substance that forms with the proper mix of shells, water, sand and lime- the knowledge came from West Africa with enslaved people. A hurricane in the late 1800’s wiped out the structures on Edingsville Beach and pieces of them still turn up on the beach.
As bottom feeders, the stingray’s mouth is underneath them so they can swim with their mouth running over the bottom. An important fish (they are cartilaginous fish aka having cartilage rather than bone) in the food chain.
Interlude Beach is between Botany Bay WMA (across Townsend Inlet) and Edingsville Beach (across Frampton Inlet.)
Warm temperatures heat the land. When cool ocean air blows in, it creates fog
Also known as a glass “snake”, this is actually a legless lizard. Unlike a snake it has eyelids and ear openings. Very common on the sandy soils of barrier and sea islands.