Photo Reflection of the Day #174: The Rolling Greens of the Ocean

The Rolling Greens of the Ocean - 20150905_154329

What Is It

Seaweed in a little pool of water on a rock at Halibut Point State Park.

Why It's Today's Pick

As a kid, I loved to play in these little pools to uncover rocks and see if there were any interesting creatures under there--crabs, hermit crabs, snails, whatever I could find.  I was less interested in the seaweed--it was just weird slimy stuff.  But when I look at this little pool with its bright green seaweed floating about, I'm more intrigued by the seaweed than I used to be.  Maybe it's because I've found seaweed to be reasonably tasty when cooked or just because here at Halibut Point State Park where I took the photo, it was so vibrantly green compared to the dark green seaweed I was used to growing up.  That also makes me wonder what causes such a different in the shades of green.  My limited scientific knowledge would lend me to think that thsi green gets a lot more direct sunlight than the dark seaweed and therefore doesn't need to draw in as much energy.  But I could (and am likely) entirely wrong on that point. 

This submission is part of the 365 Challenge.  For 2015's submissions, check out this link to all the posts.  For access to all photos, which open for reuse under a Creative Commons License, check out the full album on Flickr.

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