New British species

In early November I decided to sample the Eelgrass strandline on the banks of Chesil Fleet lagoon , dried Eelgrass with sand and pebbles .

After leaving the sample in a Tullgren funnel overnight , I collected the tiny animals that had fallen out , there were high numbers of tiny white springtails , further inspection by Springtail expert Dr Peter Shaw , revealed that they were the Arctic Springtail Megaphorura arctica  ,