Sunday, March 05, 2006

After the Storm

The cyclone has finally passed without much trouble, leaving a clear, sunny Sunday. But it also left Sandy Bottom scoured by surge and strong currents. The bottom now has a layer of fine sediment a few inches deep. But we have seen this before at Sandy Bottom. Life will return quickly with new soft corals making their way up through the silt and sand. In a week or so, it should be back to normal. Who knows, the storm may have brought in a few new species just waiting to be discovered.