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Photo Theme: Whole New Habitats

2013 August 23
Inspecting the tidal pools, Red Rock Park, Lynn, Massachusetts, July 14, 2013

Inspecting the tidal pools, Red Rock Park, Lynn, Massachusetts, July 14, 2013

As a kid, I was fortunate enough to be able to check out tidal pools. This was incredibly fun for me. In these little places, it was an entirely different world. There I found periwinkles, sea anemones, even sea stars. It was an accessible experience of life in the ocean, and it is my first memory of realizing that different life lived in different conditions. It was my first real understanding that certain creatures can live only in certain habitats.

The interdependence of life within a place as small as a tide pool is a reminder to all of us about the balance that’s necessary for all life to thrive around our planet. This weekend, I encourage you to get out and look around. What’s your habitat look like? What do you depend on to thrive? Alternatively, is there another accessible habitat that inspires you?

Congratulations to ‘Paul’ on Flickr for today’s picture, captured in Red Rock Park in Lynn, Massachusetts.

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– Jeanethe Falvey, State of the Environment project lead, writes from EPA’s Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education.

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