Saturday, September 02, 2006
On the way to Newfoundland we camped a couple nights in Fundy national park, and took a stroll on the beach at low tide. Sadly, the mussels are apparently toxic (see below). I guess it must be pollution, although you wouldn't guess it as the beaches in the park are still quite beautiful and quiet. The shells on the beaches of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were also noticeably tiny, but it was interesting to find that the shells on the more isolated beaches of western Newfoundland were much larger and more numerous. It's crazy to see human activity, even in these relatively unpopulated places, having such a noticeable impact on the ecosystems of an ocean that seems so massive and indestructable.
Posted by Bayman at 10:19 AM