Little, et al 1989 Distribution of intertidal
molluscs in lagoonal shingle (The Fleet, Dorset,
UK). Journal of Conchology, 33, 225-232.
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.