Friday, 22 January 2016

Shoresearch Dates for 2016 announced!

Dear Shoresearchers
I hope you are all well!
With wild and windy weather its not been the greatest winter for rockpooling but the sea hasn't cooled down much this year and I'm sure we will find loads of life on our next shoresearch survey day coming up soon!
on the 21st February at Polridmouth Cove near Fowey.  Here is the full list for 2016, as usual I include rockpool ramble days organised by our fabulous marine conservation groups around the county- these are not specifically shoresearch events but they are great opportunities for you all to brush up your knowledge, help out and very importantly for you to record what you find and fill in a Shoresearch form!!

Summary of Shoresearch Cornwall Dates 2016
Dates in bold are organised by Matt Slater and will include an organised Shoresearch survey and training, all other are events where Shoresearchers are welcome to help out and carry out own independent surveys, many of which being organised by local marine conservation groups (MCG’s).

21st Feb, Sun, Polridmouth beach near Fowey,  9am,  Public event and Shoresearch
27th Feb, Sat,  Newquay, 9am,  Your Shore Conference, booking essential 
12th March, Sat, Castle beach Falmouth,  1pm, Public event and Shoresearch
12th March, Sat,  Looe, 1pm,  Rocky shore identification introduction with Amelia bridges, Looe MCG
26th March, Sat, Mousehole, 11am at Mousehole harbour (south end) volunteers training
6th April, Wed, Polzeath,  10am, Extreme Rockpooling  booking essential via matt
8th April, Friday, Fowey, Readymoney,  12.30pm, rockpool ramble with Friends of Fowey Estuary
8th April, Friday, Looe, Hannafore, 12.45pm, Rockpool Ramble Looe MCG
10th April, Sunday, Helford Passage, 1pm,  Crabs and critters, ramble, book; Helford MCG
23rd and 24th April, Trebah gardens,  CWT Wildlife Celebration – with informal rockpooling
7th May, Sat, Trenow (nr Perranuthnoe), 10am, Shoresearch survey and training vols only
8th May, Sun, Newquay, 12noon, Eco Coasteering with Karl and Matt  £27pp book: 01637 877722
8th May, Sun,  Looe, 1pm  Seaweed and its uses, Looe marine conservation group
2nd June, Thurs, Polzeath, 10am – 4pm Marine Discovery day – public rockpooling 1st thing
4th June, Sat, Looe, Hannafore- 11.15am, Public Rockpooling with Looe MCG
5th June, Sun, St Agnes Marine Discovery day, 10am -3pm, public event with rockpooling
21st June, Thurs, Polzeath, 11.30, Easy access rockpooling, Polzeath MCG booking essential
2nd and 3rd July, Lundy Bay nr Polz, 1pm 24hr Bioblitz all welcome, National Trust and Shoresearch
6th July, Wed, Gweek, 5pm -8pm SUP tour of Helford Estuary, £27 pp, book 0447801438320
26th July, Tues,  snorkel in a rockpool, for 6-11 year olds only £5pp, booking contact Matt Slater
1st August Monday, Polzeath, 10am, Public rockpooling with Polz MCG and National Trust
3rd August, Wednesday, Mounts bay, 10am, Eco SUP and snorkelling £27pp   0447801438320
4th August, Polzeath 12.30, Public Rockpooling with Polz MCG and National Trust
4th August, Thurs, Newquay 11am, Extreme rockpooling, with Matt £5pp booking essential
5th August, Friday, Spit Beach, Par, 1.30pm Rockpool ramble with Friends of Fowey estuary
5th August, Friday, Looe, 1.45pm, Rockpool ramble with Looe Marine Conservation Group
5th August. Port Gaverne, 1.30pm Baby lobster release with National Lobster Hatchery and PMCG
18th August, thurs, Polzeath, 11am, Rockpool Ramble, Polzeath Marine Conservation Group, and NT
21st August, Sunday, Prisk Cove, Helford, 11am, Rockpool Ramble with CWT’s  Ruth Williams, HMCG
22nd August, Mon, Polzeath, 2pm, Rockpool Ramble, Polzeath Marine Conservation Group and NT
2nd September, Friday, Polzeath, 12noon, Rockpool Ramble, PMCG and NT
16th September, Friday, St Agnes, SHORESEARCH WEEK! BIG TIDES details TBC
17th September, Saturday, Helford, SHORESEARCH WEEK! BIG TIDES details TBC
18th September, Sunday, Looe, SHORESEARCH WEEK! BIG TIDES details TBC
19th September, Monday, Polzeath, SHORESEARCH WEEK! BIG TIDES details TBC
20th September, Tuesday, Fowey, SHORESEARCH WEEK! BIG TIDES details TBC
18th October, Tuesday, 9am -4pm, Falmouth, Crustacean Workshop, ERCCIS £40pp
28th October, Looe, 10.30am, Rockpool ramble with Looe Marine Conservation Group
30th October, Fowey, Readymoney cove,10.30am, Rockpool ramble with friends of Fowey Estuary
13th November, Last Shoresearch of the year – location TBC

Please check Cornwall Shoresearch on facebook, and the facebook pages and websites of local groups for more details on any of the above dates nearer the time. Or email

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