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BSAC Companions With Seawilding, Unveils New Shore Surveyor Course



The British Sub-Aqua Membership introduced this week it has partnered with Scottish environmental charity Seawilding to supply a brand new “Shore Surveyor” course.

Delivered by eLearning, Shore Surveyor has been designed to interact folks, significantly youngsters and younger folks, within the points that face our valuable marine life. With a give attention to the UK’s native oyster and seagrass beds, this eLearning course equips members with the abilities wanted to assist establish seashore-based habitats and document what they discover.

Shore Surveyor is open to everybody, whether or not they’re BSAC members or not.

Working with Seawilding, the UK’s first community-led native oyster and seagrass restoration venture, Shore Surveyor members may also study concerning the native oyster and seagrass beds and the problems they at present face.

Each the UK’s native oyster and seagrass habitats have skilled a severe decline over the previous 200 years, leading to an estimated 95% discount in populations. The brand new Shore Surveyor course ties straight into BSAC’s main new marine venture, Operation Oyster, which goals to guard and restore native oyster habitats across the UK.

By the top of the course, members can grow to be “citizen scientists” by serving to to find and document seashore areas the place present or potential native oysters or seagrass populations are current. This knowledge can then be fed into the Nationwide Marine Information Database to assist scientists finding out our coast in addition to assist future underwater surveys.

Seawilding CEO Danny Renton mentioned:

“Our seas are in peril, and it’s so vital to interact households and particularly younger folks, within the wonders of the ocean and to interact them in marine conservation. The Shore Surveyor course is step one to become involved in initiatives like seagrass and native oyster restoration and to nurture a brand new era of ocean activists, environmentalists and marine biologists.”

BSAC’s Chief Govt Mary Tetley mentioned the brand new course was additionally a part of BSAC’s drive to get extra younger folks actively concerned in marine life safety.

“This new course not solely explores the threats confronted by our valuable oceans but in addition empowers folks to get straight concerned.

“From a household go to to the seashore to a membership diving or snorkelling journey, the abilities realized on Shore Surveyor may be invaluable to anybody, younger or not so younger, who desires to make a distinction to our under-pressure marine life.”

Shore Surveyor is open to youngsters aged eight as much as adults and prices £20 (~US$22.53/~€22.90). For extra data and to ebook onto the eLearning course, go to bsac.com/shoresurveyor.

For extra data on Operation Oyster and different methods you may get concerned, go to bsac.com/operationoyster.

(Featured picture credit score: Seawilding)

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