Most coastal cities are built at the mouths of rivers and in estuarine systems where soft sediment was the dominant marine habitat type historically. Though we’ve added all sorts of … Continue readingAll that lives in a handful of mud
Algae presses are a cool and creative way to document macroalgal specimens you encounter in the field (and they make great gifts too!). These specimens came from a dive site … Continue readingRed macroalgae artwork… and some science
On Aug 3, I told you about the dives we’d done to collect soft sediments. Since then I’ve spent many an hour in the lab processing the samples we collected. … Continue readingSoft sediments – they’re alive!!!
You can find subtidal riprap all over the place in urban marine ecosystems. It’s often like a patchy network of little islands in a sea of soft sediment. On each … Continue readingDoes algae and shell hash from riprap make it into neighboring sediments?