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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American eels spend 10 to 20 years in fresh or brackish waters only to migrate hundreds of miles to spawn in saltwater in the Atlantic’s Sargasso Sea.

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