The Texas Gulf Coast is magical. One of the lessons imparted by the good doctor, you know, once a teacher, always a teacher, had to do with sea grass. According to him, the core samples over the years, like the top couple of meters?
The seed grasses are like a Bluebonnet seed, able to withstand, time, pressure, and if (when) the big hurricane comes along and tears up the coastline? The vegetation will grow back.
The hibiscus flowers, not sure how they got here, but they are welcome.