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Some of the common names for this cyanobacteria arise from it's propensity to appear overnight.
Utility Easement-near wetlands
I see no reason that it could not, but on a beach the difficulty of distinguishing from a true terrestrial species and one that washed ashore is something to be considered.
Hmmm, I think I've seen this too. Do you think Nostoc spp. can be spotted on beaches?
Lat: 34.99, Long: -85.18
Spotted on Dec 19, 2012 Submitted on Dec 23, 2012