Head: seaweed
2005 Bronze

Seaweed lives in the roughest part of the ocean, clinging strongly to the rocks by a ‘holdfast’, in the area between the deep ocean and the rocky shore. Despite being battered by the constant movement of the sea as it crashes onto the beach, seaweed provides, very like the forests of the land, a place of shelter and a source of food for many little creatures.

It is therefore quite devastating when during a storm; the violence of the sea rips the holdfast from the rocks and flings the seaweed up onto the beach. The result is the death of the seaweed and all the creatures carried with it.

The Tsunami, in 2005, took many lives – flinging them back onto the beach to be found like the clumps of seaweed after a storm.