Coastwatch summer activities

Apart from ongoing work and planning the main international Coastwatch Autumn Shore survey, Coastwatch has three summer projects – and would love you to join one or more … 1. International: Calling on Coastwatchers to try the Citclops app, report on the sea colour and transparency where ever you are. Look at www.citclops.eu  map to see […]

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Coastwatch activity this week

This week is busy in Coastwatch … Monday 6th  Rush  North Dublin: exciting finds of young bootlace worms (Lineus longissimus). This is the longest species of worm and non were found on shore searches here in the last 5 years. Now 3 knotted coiled up worm babies only a meter long were spotted on the […]

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Citclops app downloads for Android and Apple

Hi, The Citclops app is now available for both Android and iOS! Here are the links: Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citclops.mobile iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/citclops-citizen-water-monitoring/id962782008?mt=8   Coastwatch Citclops    

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World Ocean Sampling Day- June 21st: Online survey

Hi all,  this Sunday the sun is highest  and up for longest –  a great opportunity to check sea water  transparency and colour Imagine we have no maps showing optimal water transparency and so many people who love snorkeling and diving. If you are going out – would you consider  doing a 5 minute scienbtific […]

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National Aquarium Galway Sat 25th July 2015

More results for the island of Ireland Coastwatch 2014 shore survey  are ready now to be launched in the National Aquarium Galway Sat  25th July 2015 The WASTE AND LITTER ON OUR SHORES  report  covers 601 survey units (500m length of coast)  and litter counts for 2433 survey sections, of 100m length. This represents  ~ […]

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Survey of honey comb worms

Hi all, Here is a link to the online honey comb worm survey: Online honey comb worm survey

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Irish Times: European Commission is running a ‘fitness check’ on the EU birds and habitats directives

Irish Times article on European Commission running a ‘fitness check’ on the EU birds and habitats directives: why-we-still-need-europe-to-stand-guard-over-irish-nature

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Please look out for scallop dredging near Natura 2000 sites and update on Blacksod Bay

Coastwatchers please look out for and report to us and the SFPA local office any inshore scallop dredging   in and around Natura 2000 sites. The ideal report includes time, place, boat  name/number, if you saw the boat landing scallops where that was.   Why?  Because dredging scallops in our inshore most sensitive Natura 2000 sites […]

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News: Temporary voluntary cessation of scallop fishing in Blacksod Bay

This evening the department  contacted Coastwatch to say that  the North West Regional Inshore Fisheries Forum meeting agreed that there will be a temporary voluntary cessation of scallop fishing in Blacksod Bay. We welcome this step by fishermen. It is still up to government to lead and provide adequate legislation  for  our designated Natura 2000 […]

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Aerial survey of Honeycomb reef, Waterford

This afternoon,  Coastwatcher Emmet Delaney was taken up by Waterford Flying club to  check whether Honeycomb worm reef  can be seen from the air. They flew over an area  of the Waterford estuary surveyed earlier by foot. The answer is – Yes it  can be seen!  At least the fresh reef in the Waterford estuary, […]

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