Unit: Recent sediments

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View of the mudflats in the enclosed bay. To the right of the trowel (see close-up) is a living seaweed colony attached to a pebble. Behind this is the erosional groove (a kind of tool mark) created as it dragged along the muddy bottom during transport by a tidal current.

  • Was the object transported during the ebb or flood tide?
  • What was the direction of transport?

Scale: Trowel is 30 cm long

Grid reference: Looking north from 866 270 at low tide

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