Beach comb the wrack line for seaweeds, identify them, and learn more about them.Seaweeds of Niantic, ︎︎Niantic Beaches Living Ecosystem Project http://publictrustfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/seaweed-living-ecosystem-project.pdf
- Algae – a nonflowering aquatic plant that includes seaweed.
- Wrack Line – the line of debris left on the beach by high tide.
- Sponge – simple aquatic animals with dense, yet porous, skeletons.
- Coral – colonial marine invertebrates.
- Wave Action – the movement of water on the shore.
- Up to 3 million people visit Hammonasset a year.
- Gulls like to walk along the wrack line looking for food.
- People like to look along the wrack line for shells, rocks, whelk egg cases, sponges and seaweed – Lots of things to be found!
- Winds and waves from the East take sand away from our beach in winter.
- Winds and waves from the West deposit sand in the summer!
- Remember— as you beach comb and visit the shore
“Take nothing but pictures and memories. Leave nothing but footprints”