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NOAA Photo Library Image - line1713

Birch Island beach showing gradation of sediment from coarse pebbles to sand as one moves up from the shoreline. Seaweed is evident along "rack" line showing furthest extent of normal high tide. Wildflower seeds float in on algae and take root helping preserve sediment.

Image ID: line1713, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Maine
Photographer: Mr. David Sinson, NOAA, Office of Coast Survey


Category: Coastline/Northeast Maine/

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