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13th March 2011. Mostly fresh parwa or black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) seedlings.

Red Mangrove
Red Mangrove

13th March 2011. Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) propagule.

Fruit of the Mauritia palm tree
Fruit of the Mauritia palm tree

13th March 2011. The scaly fruit is from the Mauritia flexuosa, a palm tree that grows in swampy areas in tropical South America. The other fruit with lots of seeds is not yet determined.

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Red Mangrove
Red Mangrove

13th March 2011. Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) propagule.

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Coin Vine Seed
Coin Vine Seed

13th March 2011. A seed of the Dalbergia ecastophylum or Taubert's Coin Vine.

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Coin Vine Seed
Coin Vine Seed

13th March 2011. A seed of the Dalbergia ecastophylum or Taubert's Coin Vine surrounded by fresh parwa or black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) seedlings.

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13th March 2011. Looks like the inside of a walnut. What can this be?

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Seagrass
Seagrass

13th March 2011. Some seagrass and shells.

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On 13th March 2011, the beach at Braamspunt was covered with all kinds of seeds. Two days before, Japan was struck by a massive earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and the ensuing tsunami (11th March 2011). It was the biggest earthquake in Japan's recorded history and the fourth biggest quake in the recorded history of the planet. 

Whether or not the Japan earthquake was the cause of so many different kinds of seeds washing ashore at Braamspunt is hard to tell...we haven't been able to identify all the seeds yet—maybe you can help?

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