Explore your shore this National Marine Week with Ulster Wildlife’s ‘Big Rockpool Ramble’

Rockpool explorers (c) Adam Davidson

Ulster Wildlife has launched Northern Ireland’s first-ever Big Rockpool Ramble and is inviting everyone to get outdoors and explore their fin-tastic rocky shore wildlife to help with local wildlife conservation efforts.

The Big Rockpool Ramble is part of the Wildlife Trusts’ National Marine Week and runs from 25th July to 1st August. While having fun at the coast with family or friends, the charity is encouraging people to send them photographs of the weird and wonderful wildlife they find to help monitor the health of our local shores.

By taking part in the Big Rockpool Ramble, your records will help us to build up a stronger picture of our coastal wildlife and how it is responding to our changing climate.

To take part in this unique self-led event, simply sign up to download your Big Rockpool Ramble Pack which includes a treasure chest of information from how to rockpool ramble, the best local spots in Northern Ireland, shore life spotter sheets, how to stay safe on the shore, as well as details on how to submit your all-important records.

Rebecca Hunter, Living Seas Manager at Ulster Wildlife says: “From hypnotising sea-slugs and sensational stalked jellyfish, to the common beadlet anemone, this is a great opportunity for children and adults to experience the stunning diversity of wildlife that lives along our coast. By taking part in the Big Rockpool Ramble, your records will help us to build up a stronger picture of our coastal wildlife and how it is responding to our changing climate.”

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Take part in the Big Rockpool Ramble