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Site monitoring in Irish waters (pt 2)
18th July 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMFree
The National Marine Monitoring Scheme uses an informal survey methodology combining the existing Seasearch methodology with a list of bench mark species to be monitored at each site. Sites are selected by participants themselves to facilitate repeat sampling. Abundance is then measured for each species using a simple coded system SCOR (Super-abundant, Common, Occasional, Rare). In order to participate in the scheme divers must:
1. Choose a site to monitor
2. Be confident that they can identify the ~100 species recorded in the scheme. These species are common species that can be easily identified visually in the water.
3. Monitor their site across 5 dives – May, June, July, August and September (divers can also monitor all year round if they wish).
This workshop will provide a short introduction to the scheme and cover the identification of the algae, echinoderms, and sponges, worms and plants recorded as part of the scheme.
This will be an online talk held on Zoom to book a place email SeasearchIreland@gmail.com or leave a comment below with your name and email address.
** Don’t worry if you missed Part 1 we’ll be organising more workshops in August and we’ll ensure anyone who wants to monitor can receive training