POBBLEBONK - 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.

 

Click on the image to find out more about each of the animals in this panel.

 

 

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