Spiral Wrack Fucus spiralis Shanklin Beach, Isle of White, England. August 2017. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 12 thoughts on “Spiral Wrack Fucus spiralis” Add yours Interesting. So is this a clinging plant, fungus, or it sort of looks like seaweed? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You are right, it is a seaweed. This was growing quite prolific on the groyne on the shore. LikeLike Reply Pete, did you make up the word “groyne”? 😉 Very cool shots of the overgrowth! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 🙂 I have made up words before like ‘fonnelbuddle; and ‘Baa-nhews’, amongst many others, but ‘groyne’ is what we call the timber or stone structures which break up the waves on our beaches to reduce the impact of erosion 🙂 Thank you, Diana 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh my goodness, I laughed when I read “fonnelbuddle”! I had to say it out loud. What a great imagination and quirky sense of humour you have. LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you for saying so, Diana 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Whoa! What in the world…? Talk about wierd looking! I have never seen such a thing. I had to check out your “related post” just to find out what the heck it was! (https://petehillmansnaturephotography.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/spiral-wrack/) How can something so ugly be so pretty?! Must be the skill of the photographer! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you very much, James 🙂 It is quite unusual yet beautiful in its own way. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Looks alien! Glad you included the photo of the groyne to show where and how it grows. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I thought the last image would give a perspective just how much of it was growing and where it was. LikeLike Reply That last shot is smashing. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Ark 🙂 I was quite amazed when the tide went out just how much of this seaweed was growing there. LikeLike Reply Your thoughts ... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.