Clayoquot Field Immersion
August 2009

Day 3
Day three of the Biosphere emersion field school the students were lead by Dr. Jonathon Hughes, Paleoecologist from the UFV Geography department. Students made their way through the salt mud flats located on the Esowista Peninsula to view this unique ecosystem and learn about the sedimentation record of a three hundred year old tsunami event.

Josie Osborn of the Botanical Gardens in Tofino was also present to provide her expertise on the mud flat ecosystem and the organisms that live there.


Students wade through salt mud flats to reach their research destination 
 
Students wade through salt mud flats to reach their research destination 
Dr. Jonathan Hughes explains the mud flat sediment profile
 
Dr. Jonathan Hughes explains the mud flat sediment profile
 
Dr. Jonathan Hughes explains the mud flat sediment profile
 
Dr. Jonathan Hughes explains the mud flat sediment profile
 
Student Myles Lamont and biosphere expert Josie Osborn enjoy a moment
of rest at the Esowista peninsula salt mud flats.
 
Core-sampling the sediment of the salt mud flats.
 
Students identify plant species specific to the mud
flats at the Botanical Field School.
 
Students identify plant species specific to the mud
flats at the Botanical Field School.
 
 

 

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