Sanibel seashells

A cornucopia of seashells coat the shores of Sanibel Island in Florida.  Jeff Oths, a shell enthusiast, holds a small sample here.  Credit: Wendy Shapiro.

The Tlingit — an indigenous group in the Pacific Northwest — have a saying: “When the tide goes out, the table is set.” That’s because all sorts of seafood — like shellfish and urchins — reveal themselves as the tide ebbs. During a low tide on a recent visit to Sanibel Island in Florida with my parents, I discovered a different kind of feast. This story comes from the audio series One Species at a Time, and it aired on PRI’s Living on Earth.

~ by Ari Daniel on February 21, 2012.

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