Saturday, December 17, 2011
Plants and Red Water
Yesterday was my first day volunteering with the Florida Oceanographic Society. I was invited by a Marine Biologist named Hilde that I met at my church. My mom and my brother Michael came with me.
We planted Cordgrass and Red Mangrove seeds, actually called propagules, along the shoreline in Stuart Florida. That’s my brother Michael in the picture with me.
I forgot to mention when we got there the water was actually red. Want to know why? Because plants have this thing called tannin in them so when it rains a lot, the rain washes the tannin off the plants and into the ocean causing the water to turn a red orange color.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Please, stop by again. I'll be posting a new story once a week about my exciting ocean life experiences. Bye.