Algae Blooms and Red Tide

Guardians of the surf
Or did red tide do them in?

Usually walking into the water is easy enough.

Maybe a sharp shell or two to mind, or an occasional pointy-tailed ray.

Big crab

And it wasn’t just the crabs I could see that were cause for concern.

Many more were lurking, buried in the sand beneath.

Small crab

In addition to the brigade of crabs,

We also saw a lobster.

For me at this beach, that was a first. Unfortunately, the reason for them being their was red tide fueled anoxic conditions where they normally dwell.