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Title: Distribution and change with time of the organic carbon content of two contrasting sandy beaches
Student Author(s): Matoba, Alice
Faculty Advisor(s): Phillips, John H.
%E Lee, Welton L.
Pages: 16
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1972
Keywords: sandy beaches
Abstract: Two contrasting beaches characterized by heavy and light wave action showed increasing sand organic carbon content with decreasing tidal height. Sand samples collected when wet and when dry from identical sites showed signficant differences in organic carbon content levels. Evidence against the possibility that a greater number of meiofauna was present in the wet sand samples suggest that this difference is due to a direct contribution of organic material from the sea.