|Date: ||Fri, 11 Nov 2005 21:08:36 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||Conchologists List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|Sender: ||Conchologists List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Peggy Williams <Peggy@SHELLTRIPS.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Donax variabilis|
Was the beach renourished recently? That kills off the coquinas and
other nearshore life - which would leave no food for the birds.
On Nov 11, 2005, at 7:24 PM, artweil@ZOOMTOWN.COM wrote:
> Add this to the list: We spent a week at Folly Beach outside
> Charleston in August. There are ALWAYS coquinas going up and down
> the beach with the tides. This year: Nothing--Nichavo--Nein! A few
> dead halves at the high tide line. AND fewer of the shore birds
> that usually feed on them: Pipers, Stilts, etc.
> No panic. Maybe they'll be back next year.
> Maybe I will, too.
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