Marine biodiversity research in the United Kingdom

Working in partnership for research, education and liturgical resources on the intertidal rocky shore of North Devon.

Subject: Marine biodiversity
Location: North Devon, UK
Leader: Dr Robert Sluka

Inspired by the rocky intertidal zone

In a changing world, the marine life continues to be affected by overfishing, pollution and increasing water temperatures, to name but a few issues. These problems also impact humans. The monitoring of habitats and species can aid us in working out how to prevent further damage and conserve the plethora of life given to us to steward.

A Rocha UK and A Rocha International are partnering with Lee Abbey, Devon, in order to research, monitor, educate and provide liturgy on the marine life on their doorstep. Lee Abbey is nestled in the rugged North Devon and Exmoor National Park coastline. This prime location is home to Lee Bay – a rocky north coast beach. It is here that Marine Researcher intern, Hannah Hereward, will map the habitats and species to provide a baseline for future research.

This two-year project (2015-2017) will run in tandem with Hannah undertaking a Masters in Research in Marine Biology. The extended research project is hoped to spin off this baseline from the Lee Abbey Estate coastline. We are excited for the coming months!

Lee Bay, Lee Abbey, North Devon

We are in partnership with A Rocha UK, A Rocha International and Lee Abbey to undertake habitat and biodiversity research.

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