Recycling - Tohe (90 Mile Beach) Style

Sooner or later out on the Tohe a foolish driver who does not know what they are doing will get their vehicle so stuck that's not possible to get it out.

The above photo shows a car stuck after a turn of the tide.

Within 4 tide turns there will be no sign of the car and I have often wondered what happend to it. I knew sooner or later it would be broken down by mother nature but did not realise to what extent recycling went to out here until we came across this yesterday.

Seems the tyre has been recycled and has become a home for goose barnacles, green alga and crabs. Nice to see that some human rubbish in the ocean can help instead of hinder :D

Posted by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua, August 12, 2018 02:53

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Pelagic Gooseneck Barnacle (Lepas anatifera)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 11, 2018 01:17 PM NZST

Description

Living on an old car tyre that would have been from a car stuck and taken by the tide out on the Tohe - 90 Mile Beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gutweed (Ulva intestinalis)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 11, 2018 01:18 PM NZST

Description

Living on an old car tyre that would have been from a car stuck and taken by the tide out on the Tohe - 90 Mile Beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Shore Crabs (Family Grapsidae)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 11, 2018 01:19 PM NZST

Description

Living on an old car tyre that would have been from a car stuck and taken by the tide out on the Tohe - 90 Mile Beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Lettuces (Genus Ulva)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 11, 2018 01:19 PM NZST

Description

Living on an old car tyre that would have been from a car stuck and taken by the tide out on the Tohe - 90 Mile Beach.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 11, 2018 01:20 PM NZST

Description

Living on an old car tyre that would have been from a car stuck and taken by the tide out on the Tohe - 90 Mile Beach.

Comments

Wow, I have never seen a car disappear like that.

Posted by predomalpha over 3 years ago (Flag)

Awesome - Nature get's it's revenge. Arohamai. I am back by the way, and almost up and running again - will write you this week whaea

Posted by pjd1 over 3 years ago (Flag)

I have seen that happen time and time again out here @predomalpha LOL

All good @pjd1 - I see that you are slowly getting back up to speed and getting your Aus obs up and now NZ ones. Belated happy birthday :D

Posted by tangatawhenua over 3 years ago (Flag)

Thanks re birthday :-)

Posted by pjd1 over 3 years ago (Flag)

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