Debris on Beach

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  1. John Tait

    John Tait Beach Comber

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    Does anyone know what this debris is on the beach in Seagrove. Its wood but its hasn't just washed up. Its anchored in the ground like it may have been an old pier or some other old structure.

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  2. John Tait

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    Here is the picture of the debris.
     

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  3. Lake View Too

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    I’m not 100% certain, but I think they are the remnants of old tree trunks.
     
  4. Will B

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    Kurt has other pictures of them. Can't remember exactly what they are, but he knows...
     
  5. noledog

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    Peat bog under the area at one time ?
     
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  6. Kurt Lischka

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    Stumps from an old forest, or "sea grove". There is often peat mixed in. Peat is the tar-like substance of decayed vegetation, including trees. Most of the peat is in the Seacrest area. The Seagrove stumps may be from a different type of trees or ecosystem, or where trees were not as thick, or maybe younger, or perhaps there is a lot of peat a bit deeper. I don't know just speculating.

    Photos from Seacrest in this thread, where you can also see stumps ...
    It's Peat!
     
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  7. Sweet Pot Pie

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    Methinks there is nothing that Kurt does not know :)
     
  8. Truman

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    There's a theory that it is Kurtbot.
     

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