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Introduction to Rocky Shore

TCV Scotland

Monday, 30 October 2017 from 10:00 to 14:30 (GMT)

Introduction to Rocky Shore

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General Admission 30 Oct 2017 £35.00 £2.24
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An introduction to the rocky shore ecology. The shore (or intertidal zone) marks the transition between the sea and land, with water moving up and down daily at the rhythm of the tides.

Organisms living in this area experience daily fluctuations in their environment. Each region on the coast has a specific group of organisms that can tolerate the conditions found there.

  • Lichens live in the zone that is only covered during storms and extremely high tides, and is moistened by the spray of the breaking waves.
  • Seaweeds live in the zone that is the fringe between the highest and lowest limit of the tides.

Outdoor session- We will be outdoors all day, surveying coastal lichens and seaweeds. After a short introduction about rocky shore ecology, we will walk to the beach nearby the Scottish Seabird Centre. We first will learn how to ID some of the most common coastal lichens. Afterwards, we will do the same with seaweeds, walking from the top to the bottom of the shore, learning about zonation and groups of organisms living on each section of the shore.  

Location- We will meet outside the Scottish Seabird Centre. The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS

What to bring - Please bring a packed lunch and warm drink, camera, notebook and appropriate footwear for slippery surfaces. Most of the day will be spent outside, please dress accordingly to the weather, which means as warm and waterproof as you can. There is a cafe at the Seabird Centre which we may use at the end of the day. Please bring some loose change for a hot drink.

Cost - £35 (includes vat)

Terms & Conditions - The full fee is payable for cancellations within 7 days of event.



 

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Scottish Seabird Centre
The Harbour
EH39 4SS North Berwick
United Kingdom

Monday, 30 October 2017 from 10:00 to 14:30 (GMT)


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