Tuesday, 9 October 2007

The Southern Shore of Poole harbour

This shoreline on the Southern shore of Poole Harbour is a very fruitful site for Foraminifera. Anchor mud as well as shore gatherings are equally rich in the summer months at least. The Photo is taken looking northwards from along the Redland Peninsula. The area is characterised by a graveyard of old hulks as pictured below

Foraminifera being scraped up with mud from the intertidal pools.

The mud will of course need to be passed through a 400 micron sieve to eliminate weed and then collected in a 100 micron sive for washing in clean water, before drying, cooling and the floatation process.

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