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This paper describes the mollusc fauna found in springs on the landward side of Chesil Beach (i.e. seaward side of the Fleet), which contain a unique assemblage of mollusc species. The springs have similar salinity and temperature to that of seawater, suggesting their origin as seepage through Chesil Beach, and high oxygen content, suggesting a low retention time within the shingle.

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