In the last weeks I have been exploring the seashore of Galway (the intertidal zone). This place "in between" reaches a maximum area of 5.42m /17.8ft., visible and invisible depending on the tide. In one hand, water protects and camouflages this place, in the other hand land emmanates full of life for a few hours per day; protection and exposure shift constanly providing the best conditions for living to a number of species in this transitory space.
Seaweed is kept my attention over the last weeks. The most common species in this image is Ascophyllum nodosum in the family Fucaceae which lives in sheltered sites on shores. It appears in coastal habitats in the Northern Atlantic, among others, and very common in Galway Bay.
While walking along the coast, I encountered the need of people to approach as close as possible the sea, trying to touch the water, to feel the marine breeze or to observe the sea horizon. This bordeland then becomes a meeting point where sea and land criatures coexist from time to time.
2. Tidal range