I run my finger along an exterior surface of the M/V Eagle (a.k.a. the “slow boat”) that crosses Nantucket Sound and pick up this residue.It’s sodium chloride and other minerals, or sea salt, dried out from the constant spray that lands on the boat as she makes her six daily crossings this time of year. Meanwhile, the boat riles up two species of loons, three species of scoters, Long-tailed ducks, Common Eiders, Northern Gannets….
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