Mon, 22 May|
Seagrass Germination Monitoring
The Restoration Forth team are heading back to the seagrass restoration site, to investigate for the presence of newly germinated shoots.
Time & Location
22 May, 09:00 – 11:00
Burntisland, Lammerlaws Rd, Burntisland KY3 9BS, UK
About the event
The 22nd of May marks the UN's International Day for Biological Diversity, to celebrate this day, the Restoration Forth team are inviting our local community members and existing volunteers to visit the seagrass meadow on Burntisland Sands, to undertake some biological monitoring.
The Restoration Forth team will be returning to our restoration site to investigate if any of our seagrass seeds have germinated. This event will involve participants visually inspecting for the presence of newly formed shoots, that have emerged above the sediment within the restoration site. The third week in May marks the second month since our restoration efforts, which we expected to be enough time for the shoots to start germinating. We will also include a biological inspection of the meadow to investigate for the presence of any marine life that utilising the patches of seagrass.
This is an outdoor event, where participants are expected to walk and stand for periods of time in the elements. Due to the unpredictable nature of Scotland's weather, we ask if participants keep an eye out for the weather, so they can dress appropriately on the day. But, its always wise to keep a anorak in the car. We ask participants to bring wellies or water going shoes, as we will potentially enter small tidal pools. The meeting point for this event is the Beacon Leisure Centre beach front car park, which is located in Burntisland. We ask participants to meet the team at 9am, in order to make the best use of the low tide that day. We expected to be out for 2 hours, which includes the walk to and from the seagrass meadow.
Please reserve your place, as there is a limited number of places.