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Between Two Worlds: Ecological Zonation Along the Intertidal Zone (East Haven)

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£20

A FIELD TRIP TO EAST HAVEN WITH DR. KEITH SKENE

£17.50 and £20

The intertidal zone is one of the most fascinating ecological places on the planet, key to so much debate in terms of the impact of climate change, but so often over-looked. Here we find an amazing array of organisms that spend much of their day underwater, and a good part in the open air. This extraordinary challenge has led to some inspiring acts of survival. As we move from the upper shore to the lower shore, we see beneath our feet the intriguing process of ecological zonation.

East Haven is a great place to explore this amazing range of adaptations, from the top of the shore, where the seaweeds are so adapted to terrestrial life that they drown if underwater for more than an hour or two, to the lower shore, where they barely peep above water. And then there are the rockpools – whole worlds full of extraordinary natural stories.

It was at East Haven, in 1994, that Dr Keith Skene discovered why these seaweeds cope with these rapidly changing conditions, as an undergraduate student at the University of Dundee. Join him as he teases apart the magic and history of the rocky shores at East Haven, one of the earliest recorded fishing communities in Scotland.

The rocks can be slippery in places so please wear shoes with a good grip. Walking boots are recommended.

Please note: Participants joining this visit do so at their own risk and must arrange their own transport and lunch.

Booking is via Eventbrite and our website

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
£20
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.lifelonglearningdundee.org.uk

Organizer

Lifelong Learning Dundee
Email
lifelonglearningdundee@gmail.com

Venue

East Haven
East Haven community Gardens
East Haven, Scotland DD7 6LS
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