Very shelly gravelly sand at the southern extremity of the transect quickly grades into muddy sand with relatively little gravel/shell content. A few exposed boulders occur in the southern part, colonised by brittlestars and urchins. Epifauna are dominated by echinoderms, especially brittlestars, with some whelks and bivalves also observed (horse mussels and king and queen scallops). Faunal abundance is generally more sparse in the northern half of the transect. Spurdogs and thornback rays are present on occasion.