Micro View....

On Friday Coastwise members attended a microscope workshop, using Ilfracombe Dive Club's excellent clubhouse in Ropery Row.6

It's very convenient for specimen collection on Cheyne Beach, and the covered snooker table makes an excellent surface for up to 12 microscopes.

As usual, picking out what's going on with feeders and fighters in the specimen dishes is so entertaining that identification of finds sometimes takes a back seat, but on the R are a Sea Spider (Achelia echinata possibly), a Keel Worm emerging, and Sea Mat, a bryozoan.

Further down, R, gathering samples at Cheyne Beach, a (dead) Sea Mouse, and Coastwise members at work in Ilfracombe Dive Club's HQ.

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