Publisher of Navarre Press Sandi Kemp took a walk down the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier and snapped these tropical shots this week. Enjoy!
Deployment of new reef modules for the one-mile out reef expansion is expected to begin Tuesday morning at three sites off the shore of Navarre Beach.
A total of 47 structures will be deployed, including 20 at a site a little more than a mile south of the pier. The other two sites are a little less than a mile west of the pier.
In addition to the numerous sea birds that walk along the shoreline or fly overhead, small marine creatures wash up on shore or make their home near its edge.
Some are easy to identify. Others are not.
There’s a variety of wildlife teeming just below the surface and down into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, from tiny microbials to massive great white sharks and every shape and size between.
But for marine biologists and other scientists who need air to breath, observing and understanding this diverse ecosystem can be tricky. That is where tracking comes in.
What better way to build a beachy Christmas spirit than to go to the beach, collect shells, and transform them into holiday decorations?
To gather photos and ideas, we went right to the source of all things to do with local shell collecting – the Shell Friends of Navarre and Pensacola Facebook page – to find some shellers with a creative flare. Dozens shared photos with us to give you ideas for what to do with those shell collections. You can make everything from Christmas tree ornaments to Christmas trees out of shells, and everything in between.
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