Millions of shellfish and other marine creatures wash up on a beach in Hook of Holland, Netherlands

Tussen de massaal aangespoelde tweekleppige schelpdieren werden ook grote aantallen andere soorten zeedieren aangetroffen (foto: Ingrid Mulder)
Saturday 25 July 2015 many people will remember that when in Netherlands stayed still long. A heavy storm with heavy wind pulled over our country and especially the coastal provinces for this storm were the target. A lot of storm damage, and there were several injuries and even a fatal victim to regret. However, this storm for beachcombers with an interest in marine biodiversity a goldmine on. the day after the storm lay the North Sea Beach dotted with innumerable washed up shells and other sea creatures.
 
The day after the exceptional heavy summer storm of Saturday 25 July pulled members of the Dutch Malacological Association (NMV) to the North Sea Beach of Hoek van Holland. Here they went searching for washed up shellfish and other sea creatures that were deposited by the storm on the beach. That beach and then especially the part right next to the breakwater always delivers fun finds on. And after such a severe storm should you expect the number of only larger than normal.
 
What they found, however, exceeded all expectations. It was a huge treasure Chamber with unimaginable numbers washed up shells and other sea creatures. When they approached the beach they saw immediately that there hundreds or potentially thousands of gulls on the beach foerageerden. On the beach arrived they were surprised by the in some places even in mountains of 20 to 30 centimetres high piled shellfish and other marine life. Many of the shells were fresh copies with the meat there are still in. Washed up with the inspection of the material were the screeching gulls briefly at their lunch disturbed.
 
The first thing noticed were the large numbers of American sword schedes (Ensis directus) and Otter shells (Lutraria lutraria). It there were so much not to indicate whether the ten-or certainly hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of copies were at the American sword sheath. The beach was local completely covered with shells. Between these shells were also massively Halfgeknotte Beach shells (Spisula subtruncata), Clams (Macoma balthica) and white dunschalen (Abra alba). Almost all copies were still alive or contain fresh meat remains.
 
What they found, however, exceeded all expectations. It was a huge treasure Chamber with unimaginable numbers washed up shells and other sea creatures. When they approached the beach they saw immediately that there hundreds or potentially thousands of gulls on the beach foerageerden. On the beach arrived they were surprised by the in some places even in mountains of 20 to 30 centimetres high piled shellfish and other marine life. Many of the shells were fresh copies with the meat there are still in. Washed up with the inspection of the material were the screeching gulls briefly at their lunch disturbed.
 
The first thing noticed were the large numbers of American sword schedes (Ensis directus) and Otter shells (Lutraria lutraria). It there were so much not to indicate whether the ten-or certainly hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of copies were at the American sword sheath. The beach was local completely covered with shells. Between these shells were also massively Halfgeknotte Beach shells (Spisula subtruncata), Clams (Macoma balthica) and white dunschalen (Abra alba). Almost all copies were still alive or contain fresh meat remains.
 
It is a fact that severe storms cause lots of damage and human suffering. But they also deposit always a real treasure room with lots of fresh and of a great number and many kinds of sea animals on the beach. For lovers and those interested in marine biodiversity is it after a heavy storm, always a pleasure to instantly after a storm the North Sea Beach to wander around looking for beautiful beach finds.
Courtesy of natuurbericht.nl

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