Transitional environments

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Transitional environments

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Queensland's river systems contains some images of the areas between "water" and "land", which I find interesting because I have long read that what we call "life" had a greater chance of diversity (that is, new species) in these regions than anywhere else on the planet.
I say this in the sense that once a new species had formed, the oceans and the dry land provide a safe habitat for its continuing evolution, but that the business of surviving in a now-you-see-it, now-you-don't environment tends to filter out a prospective species that has poor survival skills.

I am writing very generally here and hope that Richard Dawkins does not frequent Eileen's Lounge.

Anyway, these images of transitional environments fascinate me.

Note: I suspect that the plum-coloured image titled "Mangroves and saltmarsh on the Calliope River" is mis-titled.
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I always use the word 'liminal' to describe places like that.
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StuartR wrote:
12 Mar 2022, 17:02
I always use the word 'liminal' to describe places like that.
So too shall I, after a liminal period.
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