Peat

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Peat exploitation in the nature conservation area of "Ewiges Meer" ("Eternal lake"), a big moor lake in East Frisia, NW Germany.
Dark-brown to black, fibrous material produced by plants which grow in marshes or bogs. When exposed on the beach face, it indicates long-term erosion and landward barrier migration.