Monday, 18 July 2011
Collecting trip at Kingston Beach Shoreham Harbour
I visited Kingston beach today to collect some marine invertebrates for a school visit on Wednesday. As usual the challenge is to find very small animals that can be shown under the digital microscope.
The low tide exposes a large area of silty sand. The upper area is stabilised by a mussels bed. Pools off sea water are trapped between the gaps providingng temporary pools.
However beneath this is chalk which shows through in places
The transparent prawns lining in the pool at the base of the sea defence are difficult to spot unless they move.