Do More Than Just Drift
The Galveston County Daily News reports that there is an unusual amount of seaweed washing up on Galveston beaches.
Above is a picture I took last week in Galveston. You see that seagull is eating some creature unlucky enough to be caught in a clump of seaweed and washed up on the beach.
This is what happens if you drift through life. You get washed up on the beach and maybe eaten.
Any of various red, green, or brown algae that live in ocean waters. Some species of seaweed are free-floating, while others are attached to the ocean bottom. Seaweed range from the size of a pinhead to having large fronds (such as those of many kelps) that can be as much as 30.5 m (100 ft) in length. Certain species are used for food (such as nori) and fertilizer, and others are harvested for carrageenan and other substances used as thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agents in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products. Seaweed is also a natural source of the element iodine, which is otherwise found only in very small amounts.
Here is a link to the well-done Seaweed Site. It will teach you a lot about seaweed.
Below is a picture I took last year of some driftwood that got stuck on shore on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River across from Cincinnati.
I don’t want to be driftwood. That log is marooned.
Below is a photo I took few years ago of seaweed and what is, as far as I can see, a sea-tumbleweed.
A tumbleweed just blows around.