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The Shore Thing Project

News about wildlife-related events in the Outer Hebrides.
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The Shore Thing Project

Post by chrisjohnson » 22 May 2012, 13:10

Survey of the rocky shore recording climate change indicators and non-native species
3rd June 10.00am – 1.00pm
Stinky Bay, Benbecula

Our seas are changing! Scientists predict that by 2050 the temperature of our coastal waters could rise by 20C. This will have an impact on our intertidal species; recent research has shown that southern species are moving north and east and northern species are retreating further north. A trend that needs to be monitored by volunteer recorders!
Following on from the Big Seaweed search the Shore Thing Project Officer Fiona Crouch from the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth would like to invite to a survey of the rocky shore at Stinky Bay, Benbecula.
The Shore Thing Project is a unique opportunity to take part in ‘REAL’ Science. No experience required just lots of enthusiasm for our amazing marine environment.
Meet by the jetty in Stinky Bay. Grid reference NF760525

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Re: The Shore Thing Project

Post by YvonneB » 05 Jun 2012, 16:16

After chatting with Fiona at the Watch Out For Wildlife in Uist event at Claddach Kirkibost on Saturday i decided to go along to the Shore Thing survey on Sunday.

Stinky Bay wasn't too stinky and we all had a good time and learned a lot, Fiona was excellent and really knew her stuff. Here are a couple of photos i took on the day:-

Breadcrumb Sponge (Halichondria panicea)


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