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Site of St. Trillo's Celtic Monk's Cell, Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales.
St. Trillo was a 6th century CE celtic monk who established a hermit's cell on this site. His original cell is long gone, likely constructed from wattle, daub and a wall of stones. The site was probably chosen as it is the source of a natural spring (under the altar in the current six person chapel). The current chapel is of an unknown age and has been repaired many times over centuries. It is likely that St. Trillo kept livestock in the marshes that once occupied the land which is now currently the town centre. Rhos-on-Sea gets its name from this site. The current chapel is thought to be the smallest in the UK.
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Picture by Patrick A. Martin
Vancouver Island wolf (Canis lupus crassodon).
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If I ever disappear, blame the sea.
Near Sambro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“Ocean Gate” Observatory By Antireality
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Kings of the Pier—Kingston, WA 2016
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Ninety Mile Beach
by Kristina Makeeva Kotleta Timon
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Today I am back in Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway. What a beautiful day. All the coastal shots here were taken by coastal sites; Castle Haven Iron Age Dun, nr. Kirkcudbright, Port William nr. Drumtroddan Rock Art and Standing Stones and Barsalloch Iron Age Fort on the Whithorn Peninsula.
It's easy to see why prehistoric people would choose these locations.
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A new oval bycatch reduction device might spell relief for diamondback terrapins
Diamondback terrapins have always found it hard to catch a break.
Up through the first third of the last century, terrapins were at the top of the list of luxury foods. Joseph Mitchell had a 1930s piece in The New Yorker reporting on a firm in the Fulton Fish Market that sold 2,000 quarts of diamondback terrapin stew a year.
A patchwork of state and federal regulations keep America's only truly estuarine turtle from being served up as seafood, variously classifying terrapin as endangered, threatened or species of concern throughout the species' East Coast range.
Randy Chambers explains that diamondback terrapins continue to be unintended victims of the seafood industry, as they end up drowning as bycatch in crab traps. Chambers, the director of William & Mary's Keck Environmental Field Laboratory, is leading a team that's trying to find a way to keep turtles out of the traps in the first place...
Read more: https://phys.org/news/2021-09-oval-bycatch-reduction-device-relief.html
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Layers of distant hills.
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The Atlantic spotted dolphin - Stenella frontalis
This is without a doubt my favourite illustration for this project so far. I love Atlantic spotted dolphins, with their sociable personality, elegant faces and beautiful colouration - and these in particular. You see, while the Common bottlenose dolphin’s coastal and oceanic populations are best known, there’s more dolphins with a similar division amongst their ranks. Spotted dolphins (both the Atlantic and Pantropical) have offshore and coastal populations as well, which vary in colour.
In case of the Atlantic, coastal animals - like those found in The Bahamas - are most heavily spotted. Adults can gain so many spots over the years that in the end, their colour pattern is reversed. White above, black below. Illustrated however, is an oceanic-type Atlantic spotted dolphin; and they hold on to their stark white bellies. The amount of spots varies between individuals, some are quite heavily spotted, others snowy white below the sides - but never is the belly covered. The white spots are also finer than those in coastal animals, and while I painted my animal with quite a lot, some have no more than a fine dusting of white.
Exquisitely beautiful animals if you ask me, and I am immensely happy that the spotting finally turned out to my liking (painting spots is harder than it seems).
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Pointe de Vieux Fort
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