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July 31, 2010

in Oceans, Rivers and Lakes, Plants

Orange Lichen   |   Mesmerising Moments

Sand-saturated, tattered waves froth and foam on shore. The ozonic breeze carries sea-tang and clouds inland.

A weather front’s on the way. The concrete breakwater is dry for now in the dancing sun, hide and seeking behind the thickening cloud.

Basking in the frequent rays I gaze at the bolt-braced, silvering wood holding the land together. Just above high water, the slap-dash paint job of tangerine crustose are millions of mariners’ islands; huddling, feeding, fruiting.

A symbiosis has occurred, so closely formed, the bond impossible to find.

Find out more about the habits and distribution of Caloplaca marina lichen on the Marine Life Information Network.

You can also find more information about different types of lichens on the Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust website.

The picture was taken during this Mesmerising Moment.

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