Secrets of the Sand

Secrets of the Sand (HM20G6)

Location: Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 19.762', W 68° 11.023'

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Acadia National Park

Explore the beach and discover a complex mix of marine life - and former lives - revealed in each handful of sand. As much as 70% of the sand consists of broken shells of mussels, sea urchins, barnacles, and periwinkles - signs of an unusual abundance of calcareous organisms in such a cold climate. Crushed by waves and changing tides, the bits of shells beneath your feet create a kaleidoscope of colors - clues to the rich diversity of life in and around this pocket beach.
" . . . the sand beneath your toes is alive. The miniature neighborhood of spaces among individual sand grains is populated by tiny creatures . . . "Catherine Schmitt, A Coastal Companion: A Year in the Gulf of Maine, from Cape Cod to Canada
HM NumberHM20G6
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 565081 N 4908779
Decimal Degrees44.32936667, -68.18371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 19.762', W 68° 11.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 19' 45.72" N, 68° 11' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ocean Path, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US
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