The Wildlife Trusts are launching a new version of the popular citizen science project – Shoresearch – and are calling on everyone to get involved in monitoring marine life on UK shores. Cornwall Wildlife Trust has been running Shoresearch across Cornwall for seven years, and is very pleased that this fantastic project is going national! The information collected through this national effort will help experts monitor our fragile sea life and better understand the effects of pollution, climate change, and invasive alien species.
Matt Slater Marine Awareness Officer at Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,
“I’m delighted that Shoresearch data is going to be collected in the same way across the UK with all of the coastal Wildlife Trust’s working together. The information we are gathering is going to be invaluable for monitoring the health of our marine life as it adapts to the effects of climate change over the coming years.”
Shoresearch is being launched during National Marine Week 2019, and Cornwall Wildlife Trust has Shoresearch Cornwall events running from 27th July to 11th of August this summer. National Marine Week is a chance to celebrate the wonderful wildlife found in the seas around the UK and there’s a packed programme of events and activities including Seaquest Surveys as part of National Whale and Dolphin Watch, Snorkels and Discovery Days with the Trust’s Your Shore Beach Rangers.