This morning, aided by a fully ebbed tide, a north wind has exposed hundreds of acres of sand flats, extending as far as the eye can see. Tidal pools, where depressions in the sand have retained ebbed sea water, are interesting. But it is lug worm mounds that draw our attention. Here are entire kingdoms of these burrowing creatures living in the intertidal zone, submerged and then exposed daily by the sea. Theirs is a unique existence of which the world knows little. -- Diary, winter 2015
From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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