AS Biology Students visit Ramore Head


In September, an enthusiastic bunch of intrepid year 13 students headed to the rocky shore at Ramore Head in Portrush to complete some fieldwork as part of their AS Biology course. There they developed sampling skills as they completed a belt transect of the shore to see if the different seaweeds were adapted for different zones on the shore. Limpets were also measured to test a hypothesis that the limpets on the exposed shore would be short and squat to avoid them being knocked off the rocks by the action of the waves.


The final task was to record some abiotic factors on the shore before some lunch and heading back to school to complete their reports. It was a very successful day, in no small part to the excellent attitude of the students and the fine weather on the day!