27 July 2010

Eelgrass off Crofty

Back on the 22nd July, Sandra and myself took a walk over the mudflats off Crofty to look for Eelgrass (Zostera marina intertidal 'angustifolia' form), which in Glamorgan was known only from Oxwich Bay back in the mid-1970s. Unfortunately the tide was only just starting to drop, but after 30 mins or so, on the mud below the lower edge of the Cord-grass (Spartina anglica) marsh we found several patches of this plant, much favoured by Brent Geese in winter. It is likely the species occurs elsewhere along the south shore of the Burry and we'll be making a few more trips out onto the mudflats to investigate other likely spots.

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