Ripples And Stones by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

April 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Ripples And Stones (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

RipplesAndStones_20210404_850_9827Ripples And StonesViewing rocks and stones in the water at Whale Rock Refuge in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Clear waters and the entrance of Narragansett Bay. The remarkable clarity of water found at the shore of Whale Rock Preserve reveals so much.

Among the revealed are stones of a variety of colors and textures. We have questioned this recent clarity and have wondered why this condition exists.

One reason for the cleanliness is the regular tidal current clearing these areas. We theorize that another reason is the relative recency of oyster and mussel farming. Oysters and mussels are bivalve water filters, cleaners, of water. Support for this theory is also the finding of eelgrass in various spots.

Now, our theories are from observation combined with a bit of knowledge. These are only backed by a handful of facts. But the clarity of the water is pleasant and undeniable.

Above And Below (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

AboveAndBelow_20210404_850_9832Above And BelowViewing rocks and stones in the water at Whale Rock Refuge in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Viewing rocks and stones in the water at Whale Rock Refuge in Narragansett, Rhode Island

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