Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wadden Sea - GERMANY - UNESCO #1314

This postcard shows a beautiful and exquisite photography of the beach in St Peter-Ording on the shores of the Wadden Sea. I know this doesn't really ilustrates the Wadden Sea unique habitats that made it into the UNESCO WHS list as a transboundary site (Germany-Netherlands) but I'll include it in my collection (if we think a little it shows the habitat of the humans, a mammal that migrates to the seashore every summer!). Thank you very much Kerstin for another great card. So with this one I now have 209 sites, only 772 to go. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #1314 - St.Peter-Ording Beach (Wadden Sea) - GERMANY
 
The Wadden Sea comprises the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. It is a large temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes.
 
 
 

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