The beach on Lovell's is a sandy beach. This was the first sandy beach that we had encountered during our trips. The sand was washed from the back side of the island to the front side of the island by the power of the sea. The sand is mostly a dark charcoal gray color and if you look very closely there appeared to be a large amount of broken mussel shells mixed in. We did note that they mussel shells on this beach had far less fouling organisms on them and a theory was discussed with Professor Burman that the location of this particular part of Lovell's island is located on a channel with a very strong current that may have swept the fouling organisms past this part of the beach therefore leaving these mussels less fouled. The mussels were of course blue mussels that we have seen at our other locations.
(Thank you for the images Liza)
by Edward Augustus Samuels. The birds could take the snails to the rocks to crack the shells and get the flesh easily.
Another great trip in the harbor! Thank you again DCR and the Abigale!