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Area B Team Photos 2010
Topic Started: Apr 17 2010, 10:55 AM (3,425 Views)
Malise McGuire
Malise McGuire
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It depends upon your view of ....'anaerobically tasty' - the smell you probably could eat, its that strong! :D

Having had the dubious pleasure of doing the earth sample bags for Floatation purposes from part of Justin's patch - phew!- I honestly thought I had walked in something, the smell followed me about. Upon asking Justin what it might have been, his answer was very succinct, 'horse ....!' He amended it to 'anaerobic levels' and I corrected him and said he was right first time, horse .... was what it was.

I'm not looking forward to doing the rest of his earth sample bags........... :-/

Finding those tiny items such as seeds, very small fish bones, pollen and etc which tell the rest of the story of what went on at that time and place. They get analysed by an expert - which isn't me (thank goodness).
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