Marine nature

Almost all kinds of marine creatures can be washed ashore, and everything including whales can swim alive near shore.

But only few species are able to live permanently on beaches as they are hostile like deserts.
Some typical species groups living on beaches are presented here.

Poor walkers but nevertheless on land:

Swimming mammals with fluke and flippers:

Diving champions and flight artists:

Nesting (sometimes too) close to the water:

Tough survival artists:
Beach plants

Almost lost in sand and wind:
Beach insects

Timeless finds on the timeless beach:
Beach stones


Treasures on the beach

Picture informations:

Author(s) Rainer Borcherding
Licence owner Schutzstation Wattenmeer
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