- PANEL 2
A BUCKET OF MUD
To explore the microscopic (very small) fauna of the estuary we employed
an environmental research company, Ecowise Consultants, to carry out a
study of the animals who live in the mud. This layer contains many species
that live on the bacteria and algae and other even smaller creatures that
live in their thousands, even millions, here and in water bodies fresh
and salty. Most of the microinvertebrates here are roughly about the size
of a pinhead. All the animals you see here were basically scooped up in
a bucket of mud.
The people pictured in this panel are Denise and Katherine from Ecowise
Consultants collecting mud to be analysed in the laboratory.
on the image to find out more about each of the animals in this panel.