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Galveston, Texas - Fun in the Sun

Galveston, Texas - Fun in the Sun
Galveston Island's famous Seawall is as much a playground as it a protective barrier for the City against the ever changing tides of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you enjoy biking, strolling or just people watching, the Seawall is the place to be! Lining over seven miles of beaches, the Seawall, which is 17 feet high, was built to protect the island from tidal surges and hurricane force winds. The Seawall began as a tremendous grade raising project and now extends 54,790 feet, one-third of Galveston's Gulf of Mexico frontage. It has served to protect the island and its residents from many storms over the past 100 years and it is also a great place to enjoy the beachfront!
All the plants growing in dune vegetation on Galveston Island face harsh conditions: low nutrient sandy soil, a scarcity of fresh water, and salt laden breezes that deposit salt on exposed plant tissues. The plants that do grow in this area, such as panicum, morning glory, and sea purslane, have characteristics that help them to tolerate the rough conditions. The roots of a number of common dune plant species grow deep and spread themselves wide in order to collect the sparse nutrients and water. This network of plant roots in turn helps to stabilize the dune and allows it to grow larger. For more info around Galveston see: www.galveston.com/pleasurepiervideocam and
galvestonislandstatepark.org/index.html

Elbertinum, Jose Luis Sánchez Nielfa, turtlemom4bacon, * ᕈᗩᕰᒪ and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
A very nice colourful beach view Angela!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great shot.
4 years ago.
Jack Renwall
Jack Renwall
Very nice Angela
4 years ago.
Jose Luis Sánchez Nielfa
Jose Luis Sánchez Ni…
Maravilloso lugar de vacaciones, para mi un poco lejos :-(. Muy interesantes las plantas del sistema de dunas.
4 years ago.
Elbertinum
Elbertinum
Oh that remembers me of very good holidays in France :-)
3 years ago.