We share this image primarily because it shows one of those wonderful but momentary collages that Great Cove high tides create and destroy. If the image were sawed correctly, it could keep jig-saw puzzle fans busy for quite some time.
As it is, it kept us busy for more than an hour trying to identify the types of seaweed under the Blue Mussel and Oyster Drill shells. We weren’t very successful. Our best guess is that it’s almost all Rockweed (Ascophylum nodosum) in its various colors, with a dash of Dulse (Palmaria palmata). (Brooklin, Maine)