Biology Fieldwork – Portrush 2016

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On Wednesday 14th September 36 AS Biology students headed to the rocky shore at Ramore Head, Portrush to carry out some ecological fieldwork. After a crash course in seaweed identification, the pupils were tasked with completing a belt transect along the shore, from low water mark to high water mark, to record the % cover of the seaweeds as well as any marine animals found there.

 

The students then used contour gauges and callipers to measure the heights and lengths of limpets found on this shore. The final task was to measure some abiotic factors, such as temperature, pH and oxygen content of the water. Upon our return to school, the students began their write-up of their activities.

 

 

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