Monday, July 06, 2015

Weaverling Spit

Late in May, I had a chance to visit Weaverling Spit again. It remains a very accessible and a very nice example of a relatively low energy gravel nourishment project. The second phase of the project - less than two years old - is blending in much better with the adjacent beaches than it did a year ago.


Dan met up with us and helped us identify the recent spawning in the upper intertidal gravel - although I think even a geologist might have found the eggs on this particular occasion! It's been reassuring to find that smelt and sand lance will spawn on nourished beaches, although there is still some question in my mind about whether this beach really would benefit from more sandy material.

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