five rivers
winter gardens, morecambe. 2008

Water samples were collected from 18 points around Morecambe Bay on two dates in June 2008.
The water was then tested for pH levels and for nitrates. All readings were constant with pH 7 and no nitrates detected except at Park Head and the River Keer. Both had pH 8 and had 44.3 mg/L Nitrate detected in the samples.
The results of the water tests were shown at the Winter Gardens in Morecambe for the summer months in 2008.
A text was written for the exhibition by Thomas Bell, Coastal Pollution Officer for the Marine Conservation Society to highlight the importance of the marine wildlife of Morecambe Bay and the effects of pollution.



pH tests for the River Keer collected 02/06/08
pH 8


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morecambe 13.05 on 15/06/08:

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arnside 13.05 on 02/06/08:

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kents bank 10.50 on 02/06/08:

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pH and nitrate test for Hest Bank water collected 02/06/08:

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bay
2008
installation shots
3.2 x 2 x 1.2 m
metal tubling, steel cable, glass shelves, jars of sea water, phials of tested water,
universal indicator paper

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