May 14, 2022 @ 9:40 am – 12:00 pm
Quilty Beach
Quilty Beach Seagrass Discovery Fieldtrip @ Quilty Beach


Facilitated by Coastwatch Scientists

Covering Seashore, Intertidal and Shallow Water

Meet Quilty Carpark Shore https://goo.gl/maps/Rzy7DyAgJFhM2cUL6


9.40 am: Sign in and receive fieldtrip packs

10.00 am: On the shore. Intro by Karin Dubsky, Frances Galloway and Jane Kelleher

10.10: Fieldtrip in teams:


Team A: On the shore and in shallow water wading to discover marine life, learn how to tread and touch softly and best ways to observe sealife. A sub-team will mark out the seagrass meadow perimeter and everyone can help check for where that is. for families.

Team B:  As for team A, but more citizen science: seagrass health and sealife. Wade or paddle from edge to waist deep. For teens and adults who can swim.

Team C: Explore the seaward edge, photo, measure length and mark out the  seaward  boundary of the seagrass. kayaks, paddle boards and snorkel or dive.


11.15 Coffee in the Armada Hotel where teams present their findings.

12ish End


Bring: water shoes, or wellies, warm scarf, anorak, change of clothes. Optional: togs and towel, a hat, buoyancy aid, charged camera (phone) in waterproof bag, magnifying glass, viewer or hand lens. Please sun cream your face, upper body before u come. Sealife isn’t fond of sun-cream.


 Registration is essential: Please mail us your name, contacts, the team you want to join and if in team 3 whether you are bringing a kayak/paddleboard.

Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/6vGyNX95sC

Contact one of the team:: francesjgalloway@gmail.com , or janekelleher@gmail.com kdubsky@coastwatch.org 086 8111684.