Saturday, April 20, 2013

Green growth in the Loire

This is what looks to me to be seaweed, but it's growing in the fresh water Loire.  My neighbor, a retired biology teacher, couldn't identify it.  On the Atlantic coast of France, there is a huge problem with algues vertes which is being removed from the beaches in truckloads; but this is different.  It makes for an interesting photo, but unchecked, it might become a problem in the future.  Those little white dabs in the photo are actually little flowers, around an inch (2 to 3 cm) in width.

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