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Title: Dript algae: changes in quantity and class composition on a small sandy beach
Student Author(s): Evans, Elaine
Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott, Isabella
Pages: 24
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1972
Keywords: sandy beaches
Abstract: The quantity and bulk composition, by class, of drift algae on a sandy beach during a 5-week period was measured in order to estimate the potential organic input being made to the beach by the drift. Physical factors, such as high energy waves, tidal outsweep, and slope of the beach, were found to affect the quantity of the drift, as well as the composition. Three classes of algae and Phyllospadix were treated in order to determine the relative organic matter contribution being made by each mach drift component.