L9121 : Shelving rocks with coral beach

taken 11 years ago, near to Keeraunbeg, Galway, Ireland

Shelving rocks with coral beach
Shelving rocks with coral beach
Only a small wedge of land intrudes into this square, and a lot of it is bare rock just above the tide mark. A feature of this coast are the 'coral beaches' which are better-developed just to the north L9123 : Coral Strand, Carrowroe/An Cheathru Rua. They are not actually corals, but calcareous algae known as Lithothamnion, whose branched hard-parts are dredged up from the shallow sea-floor and thrown ashore. Much of the beach material is small or broken shells. Similar beaches occur in the Scottish Hebrides NG2254 : Coral Beach, Skye.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 August, 2009
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 9189 2186 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.1824N 9:37.1928W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! L 9189 2186
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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