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Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, 31 October 2015
11:30am - 3:00pm

Location
Wembury Point

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Additional Information

Do you want to know more about what lives on Wembury’s rocky shores?
Do you want to add to the grand sum of human knowledge?
You can do both by taking part in Wembury MCA Advisory Group’s Shore Thing survey.
This is a proper scientific survey, following a strict procedure, and
with a professional marine ecologist to supervise. Devon Wildlife Trust
and the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIn) helps us with the
survey. That way we know the data we will gather is good enough to
go into the national database to help scientists track the effects of climate
change.
But you need no formal training to take part.
What you do need are enthusiasm and suitable clothing for clambering around on the rocks and in the pools. Some knowledge of the plants and animals we are likely to find will help.
You can find out more about Shore Thing at /www.mba.ac.uk/shore_thing/
The survey consists of a census of all the plants and animals we find in a number of half metre square quadrats placed at the top, mid and lower shore along a transect, a line running straight down to the sea. Then at low water we will do a 20 minutes timed species search to record the distribution and abundance of 22 non-native and climate
change indicators.
We will meet at the main entrance to the National Trust Wembury Point and Great Mewstone site (formerly HMS Cambridge) at 1130 and you can expect to be back
there about 1500.
Please let the Wembury MCA Advisory Group’s secretary, John Hepburn, know if you are coming, on mewstone.enterprises@gmail.com, 01752 863764 or
07974 213301.
This is particularly important as we need a minimum of 12 to make the survey work and if it is cancelled everyone needs to know.

 

Price

Price per child: Free!
Price per adult: Free!