Love Beach, a private resort, west in New Providence -
According to the Bahamas National Trust, (2008) “many shores in The Bahamas are made of limestone rock that has worn away to form ridges and crevices. They form ideal habitat for a variety of marine plants (algae) and creatures. The ridges and crevices provide protection from the waves and provides a safe haven for creatures to hide from predators.
The plants and animals of the rocky shore face problems similar to those found in the sandy shore. They are tossed about by the waves with the movement of the tide, they face intense heat and high salinity, extreme variations in oxygen availability and high vulnerability to predators when stranded in pools at low tide.
The creatures of the rocky shore belong to many different families: Molluscs, Crustacea, Echinderms, Annelida and Fish. These creatures have adapted to their living conditions by having special equipment. Some have strong glue-like Barnacles that sticks them ﬁ rmly down”. More >