Thursday, 22 May 2014

Shoresearch Survey- St Helens

IMG_9489Last week the second Shoresearch survey took place on the beach at St Helens here on the island. Once again we were blessed with beautiful weather and many interesting species were identified!

Using a transect line and quadrats different areas of the shore were studied to discover what species of marine life are living there, ranging from seaweeds, anemones, molluscs, crabs and even a couple of fish!

St Helens is a very interesting site with large areas of rocks covered in different seaweeds, shallow pools and even a patch of Seagrass!

These surveys are run by the team at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and aim to help increase our overall knowledge and understanding of our local marine environment.




If you would like to volunteer and take part in one of the surveys, why not check out the website for more information:

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