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The Sandstone Platform

To observe biological distribution patterns, a continuum of the shore surface, extending from low tide to high tide, is chosen for study.

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Barwon Heads Line Transect



This continuum will be sampled through the use of a transect that cuts across the area of greatest change, from high to low on the shoreline and sampled using quadrats of a standard size.

For the purposes of this study, points ("stations") at 5m intervals along the transect are sampled at the Barwon Heads rock platform.

Conducting a survey

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