Fauna Sampling Tools

Fauna Sampling Tools

Fauna, or biota, are collected from the high, mid, and low areas of the swash zone using a sand flea scoop lined with 1-millimeter mesh (upper left). Samples are sieved in the field to remove fine sand, and preserved for laboratory analysis.


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Sea turtles range in size from the 75- to 100-pound Kemp’s ridley to the 1,300-pound, 8-foot-long leatherback.

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