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.Volunteers are needed in order to ensure that valuable information is collected and action is taken to help preserve our biodiversity-rich shorelines.
Some of the keepers here at the park are involved in Shoresearch and 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 surveys are free to take part but booking is essential so please fill out a booking form and email it to the Marine Officer Amy Dale on Amyd@hwt.org.uk