Talk on the palaeogeography of Cottesloe

This was a fantastic talk by Vic Semeniuk covering the old beach and dune surfaces visible at Cottesloe. I had not heard of the importance of freshwater seepage in the formation of what I have always assumed were purely wave cut platforms.

Pictured below is a trowel with bubbles formed at the upper end of the swash zone(?). In the pinkish cream areas below the same bubble structures can be seen preserved in limestone. I wish I had been to the talk the night before.

bubbles can be on the existing sand but also in the exposed limstone (fresh pinkish bits)

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