Rocky Shore Sea Search Training

 Beadlet Anemone

Strawberry Anemone

Newquay Marine College hosted the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Rocky Shore Surveying ERCCIS (Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) Workshop on 2nd March. In true Uk style , the heavens opened and there was surf out at sea as well as lashing down on us determined volunteers. We all learned a huge amount and were able to put our new found Identifying skills into practise on Fistral Beach Rockpools, lead by Matt Slater of the CWT. We learned how to rockpool without causing damage and to send our findings off to www.orks.org.uk with GPS position. It is hoped that gathering info about the diversity of Newquay's marine wildlife will help  Newquay and the Gannel (which have just been  newly preposed for a Marine Conservation Zone) win through this time and become actual protected areas..all should benefit from this, the wildlife and ultimately the fishing/potting.

Below..Whelk Park and beautiful wall full of Beadlet Anenomies

Whelk Park

Wall of Bealet Anenomes

Its amazing what wonderful sea creatures live in and around the rockpools. More info about these types of surveys and how you can help can be found on the Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.Valiant Rock Poolers in Persistent Rain!