Saturday, 4 August 2012

Get Involved in a Local Marine Conservation Project!

DSC_0227-001 Each summer the team at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust runs a series of surveys called Shoresearch, which aim to record and study the marine life of our local shores.
Shoresearch not only helps to increase our overall knowledge and understanding of our local marine environment but also helps to identify and monitor changes that may affect the marine life e.g. climate change, invasive species and local developments.
The surveys are very straightforward and are always carried out at low tide. Working in groups you are taught how to identify and record the marine flora and fauna found.
Volunteers are needed in order to ensure that valuable information is collected and action is taken to help preserve our biodiversity-rich shorelines.


DSCF6084 - Copy Charlotte Goswell one of the parks animal keepers is the volunteer coordinator for the surveys that take place here on the island.
If you would like to volunteer and learn more about your local shore and the marine life it contains then please do get in touch!
For more information including dates please visit the Shoresearch website:
The next survey on the island is at Freshwater Bay on Tuesday 7th August- so do come along and join us!

Booking is essential so please fill out a booking form and email it to to register your interest and we’ll contact you with further details.
 Booking form
Alternatively contact the Marine Officer Amy Dale on or 01489 774444 to book.

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