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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coquina Meets Sea

"The Coquina rock shoreline can be exposed or covered up by different storm events as sand gets shifted around. From one season to the next, the beach can look entirely different. The formation may also look devoid of life, but look closer. There are entire ecosystems thriving both on and around the rocks. Different species of snails, urchins and algae call the formation home and rely on it throughout their life cycles." (Exerpted from the Washington Oaks Gardens State Park website).

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Date Taken: 12.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Palm Coast, Florida, United States of America
Copyright: © Lori Vetter Bowers