Geography of Fort De Soto North Beach

Pay a visit to Fort De Soto North Beach. Start off in a tidepool and look at a snail nursery. Then explore a salt marsh.

Why are there smaller, muddy sediments in tidepools but not on Gulf beaches? What is the salt marsh grass that is grown in our local tidepools? At low tide, why can the mud/sand appear pink or purple? What is the only “left-handed” snail in the Tampa Bay area? What holds the back dunes together? How do dunes “grow?” How do sandbars form, and why are they temporary? Why does a reddish egret stomp around?