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Eelgrass

Plantae
Monocots (Monocotyledons)
Alismatales
Family: Zosteraceae
Hannafore, Looe
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Found by David Fenwick in March and we both returned there at the lowest tide predicted for the season. Unfortunately a brisk south westerly wind had pushed up the tide, flooding shops in Looe that morning and keeping the Eelgrass in 10 cm of water minimum at low tide, otherwise it would have been fully exposed.

Flowers are inconspicuous and come later in the year - when the tides would not permit me to photograph.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
 
British Isles status: native
Perennial


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Photographer: J R Crellin

About the picture:
NIKON D70
31/03/2006 13:19:57
1/125 sec - F/13
Lens: 60mm f/2.8 D
Sensitivity: ISO 500
Depth of field: 0.35 m (1.43 - 1.78)
Light value: 12.0



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