Sea Oats provide natural protection for Florida's beaches. They hold everything together when hurricanes blow and are the tallest and most common of the grassy dune plants. Because they are critical to the the dune plant system, Florida law prohibits endangering them in any way. Their root system is a strong far reaching mass of tangled threads and stems that stabilize the sandy dune soil.
A fiddler sand crab just went into his hole. Sorry but he wouldn't come back out for a photo op. I'll try again later.
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