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The Fleet and Chesil Beach
Structure and biology of a unique coastal feature
Proceedings of the first symposium of the Fleet Study Group
Ladle,M.(Ed.) 1981. The Fleet and Chesil Beach: Structure and biology of a unique coastal structure. Proc of a symposium held at Dorset County Museum. ISBN 0-
Although this book is out of print, the contents list and Preface are reproduced here and individual papers may be downloaded by clicking on the 'download' against each paper.
Ladle,M. Introduction. download (700 kB)
Green, E.W.S. The Fleet and Chesil Beach download (320 kB)
Carr, A.P. Chesil Beach: Aspects of its structure, stability and the processes acting upon it.
Whittaker, J.E. The hydrology of the Fleet download (2.79 MB)
Robinson, I.S. Tides and water levels in the Fleet download (2.06 MB)
Robinson, I.S. Salinity structure and tidal flushing of the Fleet download (1.66 MB)
Burrows, E.M. The algae of the Fleet. download (1.01 MB)
Fitzpatrick, J.M. Terrestial plant communities of the Chesil Beach and the shores of the Fleet.
download (2.23 MB)
Whittaker, J.E. The distribution of Zostera and Ruppia in the Fleet. download (890 kB)
Ladle, M. Invertebrate fauna of the Fleet. download (430 kB)
Seaward, D.R. Notes on some invertebrates of the Fleet. download (350 kB)
Whittaker, J.E. The distribution of ostracoda in the Fleet. download (1 MB)
Ladle, M. The fishes of the Fleet. download (200 kB)
Fitzpatrick, J., Fair, J., & Moxom, D. Birds. download (1.3 MB)
References. download (770 kb))
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The complete proceedings can be downloaded as an indexed pdf file by clicking here. This is a large document (18.5 MB).
Preface to the book
A. Swindall, Dorset County Planning Officer.
These papers about the Fleet and Chesil Beach derive from a one day seminar held at the Dorset County Museum.
The County Planning Department supported a student studying the two features in 1972, is party to the nature reserve and the Fleet Study Group, and is assisting the publication of this factual document in order to encourage a wider understanding of the geophysical and ecological nature of the Fleet and Chesil Beach. It is intended to be an objective statement of existing knowledge and, as such, brings together information not otherwise easily available which will be of value to the many people interested in this important area. The document has not been adopted by the County Council and the scientific opinions are those of the individual authors.
In addition, to thanking individual authors for all their efforts over a long period, I thank Jeanne Fitzpatrick for co-