Jarring things can happen when the sea comes crashing into human habitats.
After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered Texas, the Caribbean and Florida, some memorable characters, stories of tragedy and moments of grace emerged from the wreckage.
The storms also left behind several unexpected mementos.
were surprising, like the old — and possibly historically significant —
wooden canoe that washed ashore not far from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Some
were macabre, like the dozens of coffins that were nudged aboveground in
Texas. And some, like the many animals wrenched from their habitats or
left stranded by receding tides, were alive.