Lower Sixth Field Trip to Portrush

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On Friday 11th September, 30 Lower 6th Biology students and 3 teachers headed to Portrush for their annual fieldtrip.  We arrived at low tide and took a few minutes to familiarise ourselves with the shore and its inhabitants before getting down to business.  The intention was to gather information on the abundance of several seaweed species across the shore and to measure limpets.

 

The trip provided an opportunity to obtain accurate and reliable data for coursework as well as carry out various ecological sampling techniques.  After lunch, a play in the park and some ice cream, it was back to school to collate our results and start writing up our coursework.

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