Joined: 13 Aug 2008
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
|Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:45 am Post subject: Baltic See Coast Part 1
this spring I took my family to the baltic see.
This coast is active, its shape changes pretty fast. The sea brings sand and prolongs the land. Saltmedows develop and are a home for a lot of birds. Bays are pinched off from the sea and become lakes with no connection to the sea - thus changing into freshwater. The different landscapes that are so close to each other are simply stunning.
I was mainly interested in the moors and swamps as I collected samples to view with the microscope at home.
Most of the aera is a state park and closed for visitors.
saltmedows - coast building in progress
swamps - the water still tasts a bit salty
at the end of the swamps there are forests - with a lot a swamps and moors in between
Everywhere are places like this where I collected samples
former dunes - now forest
More in Part 2.