Families have fun at ‘valuable’ rock pooling event

Exploring the rock pools
Exploring the rock pools

The team at Shoreham Port have stepped in to help the Friends of Shoreham Beach with a rock pooling event.

Each month, the port receives a number of donation requests from local and national organisations and charities. Last month it received a request from the Friends of Shoreham Beach to help support the upcoming Rock Pooling event, which was set to be held at Kingston Bay.

Looking for sea creatures

Looking for sea creatures

Hosted on August 16, the event was led by marine biologist Steve Savage and was supported by volunteers and leaders of the Friends of Shoreham Beach.

The aim of the event was to inform both adults and children about what can be found on the strandline, followed by a search for crabs, shrimps, prawns, fish fry and many other sea creatures. The children were motivated to learn about the local habitats in their own town and enjoyed the event which also encouraged team spirit.

Dr Jack Woolcock, chairman of the Friends of Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve, said: “The Friends are very grateful to the port for sponsoring this event which was both educational and enjoyable. The event also has a value in the annual recording of species found in the area. It was a very enjoyable day with lovely highly motivated families who were careful of the welfare of the living creatures who were all returned to their proper habitat at the end of the day.”

Katie MacAllister, marketing and communications Manager at Shoreham Port, said: “When we heard about the programme the Friends of Shoreham Beach were planning we were eager to get involved and provide support. The programme is a great local initiative which enables residents to get together and learn about the array of animals that live along the shoreline and how to conserve their environment.”

Families enjoyed learning about rock pools

Families enjoyed learning about rock pools

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