ROCKY SEASHORE ZONATION OF FAUNA AND FLORA AND BIOTOPES; Links

Reasons for zonation of fauna and flora on Rocky Seashores (Generalised and Simplified) Bill Crowe's Notes

Rocky Seashore Zonation
The Sea Coast of Sligo and Leitrim by Dr. Don Cotton

Rocky Seashores; Pembrokeshire (b)

Gaelige (Irish), English and Latin equivalence for nomenclature of Rocky Seashore Fauna and Flora: Plants (Algae) These are in some cases tentative as they are based on the interpretation by Bill Crowe on the Gaelige writings and drawings of a local Carna, Connemara, County Galway, Gaelige speaking man with an interest in the seashore, but without any formal biological training; sometimes the same species has different local names, because it looks different, or has a different colour, at different times of the year. In addition Bill Crowe's Gaelige is only moderate. Every effort has been made to interpret the names correctly, but if you see any mistakes or can fill in any of the blanks please feel free to contact me Tel: 353 71 55357; Fax It Sligo, 353 71 46802 Science;

Gaelige (Irish), English and Latin equivalence for nomenclature of Rocky Seashore Fauna and Flora: Invertebrates These are in some cases tentative: See Note above.

Books
One of the best books on reasons for seashore zonation in the British Isles and Ireland is by Lewis, J.R., (1972) The Ecology of the Rocky Seashore. Published by The English Universities Press.
Two Handbooks I have found useful for identifying marine species (or at least the ones which are simpler to identify) are:
The Hamlyn Guide to the Seashore and Shallow Seas of Britain and Europe (1976) by A. C. Campbell; illustrated by James Nicholls (ISBN 0 600 34396 0); and
The Collins Pocket Guide; Sea Shore of Britain & Northern Europe (1996), by Peter Hayward, Tony Nelson-Smith and Chris Shields (ISBN 0 00 219955 6).
One that I have come across recently, which looks very good for beginners of all ages is "A Beginner's Guide to Ireland's Seashore" produced by Sherkin Island Marine Station (ISBN: 1-87-049296-X).
Another A4 sized book produced by Sherkin Island Marine Station "Ireland's Marine Life: A World of Beauty" is a masterpiece with 158 beautifull photographs. Both books can be ordered directly from this marine station (see web site below) but may also be purchased in book shops or dive centres around Ireland.

There is a recently published book on the seashore, that details the results of Sherkin Island Marine Station's rocky shore monitoring programme, which continues to run unbroken from its inception in 1975, involving the work, so far, of over 200 biologists during that time, under the visionary and dynamic management of the station's director, Mr. Matt Murphy.
This Book:

The Ecology of the Rocky Shores of Sherkin Island

A Twenty-Year Perspective

By Gillian Bishop

Published by: Sherkin Island Marine Station 2003, Sherkin Island, Co. Cork, Ireland
ISBN: 1 870492 37 4 - Hardback
ISBN: 1 870492 57 9 - Softback
presents the first twenty year perspective, which by international standards is now outstanding because its scope and longevity. The author, Dr. Gillian Bishop, who chose and first worked the sites, has distilled an enormous amount of data, with exceptional clarity, so that the programme's findings together with background information and interpretation can be brought to a wide audience. This book will be highly relivant for, lay-people, students, university and school teachers, and researchers.
Information on the Station and its research programmes; the Book, its launch and signing day; together with my own fleeting involvement in the shore monitoring (for about 3 months in 1987) and other work I undertook at this time at Sherkin Island.

Sherkin Island Marine Station Publications

Information relating to Marine life in Sligo and North West Ireland

Sligo tide tables

Beautiful Photographs of Sublittoral Flora and Fauna of Sligo Sub-littoral Flora and Fauna of Sligo: mainly from Mullaghmore and Ballyconnel: From Beautiful Photographs taken by Noel Sexton of Sligo Sub aqua Club: Courtesy of Noel Sexton: Greatfully acknowledged. Experience the beautiful Fantasy world at "Thumb Rock" and the "Gullies": An Odesy In Photographs! All Photographs in this section are the copyright of Noel Sexton.

Taxonomy of Sub-littoral Fauna at Mullaghmore (later to include Zonation of Inter-tidal Fauna and Algae as well). Photographs (small scale) by Bill Crowe; incomplete, still in preparation.

"From Skerrydoo to Carrickfadda".

A study of the Irish Coastline. A Schools Heritage and IT Project for County Sligo.www.sligoseashore.com.
The Sligo Education Centre in partnership with the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council ran this Heritage and IT schools project for County Sligo, seeking to build on the success of the Sligo Fieldfences Project.
During October 2001, twelve primary schools began exploring their own coastal heritage through utilising IT and heritage resources.
In building a programme of support for the schools involved, visits were arranged by a local heritage expert to each school involved in the project, during the period November 2001 to February 2002.
An important aspect of the lecture series was the opportunity to involve not only the teachers and senior classes in the school but also the parents and members of the local community.
In doing so, it was hoped to provide a real opportunity for community involvement in the schools project, while developing an outreach programme which seeks to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of the local heritage resource.
In this regard Bill Crowe participated in the lecture programme giving a talk and slide show to St. John's National School, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo, and to all the teachers involved in the project at The Sligo Education Centre.

He also provided links to his seashore, marine biology, natural heritage, and sub-aqua web sites.

This project "From Skerrydoo to Carrickfadda" won first prise in the European eLearning Awards 2003, out of a total entry of 600 projects.

The projects involved more than 300 pupils from 12 Primary Schools in County Sligo.

The Schools involved were Cliffoney, Ballyweelin, Rathcormac, St. Edward's St. Brendan's, Strand hill, Ballisodare, Ballinlig, Kilrusheighter, Highpark, Rathlee and Enniscrone.

www.into.ie Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO):

www.heritageinschools.ie with some Genral Marine Biology; Links.

www.heritagecouncil.ie/marine/welcome details of the Heritage Council's involvement in the Marine envioonment

www.heritagecouncil.ie/marine/publications/?L=class%3Dblack-active Heritage Council Marine Publications

www.heritagecouncil.ie some Genral Marine Biology; Links.

Heratage week: some Genral marine aspects

Heritage in Schools Scheme 2003 Sponsored by The Heritage Council and Administered by the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) : Heritage in Schools Scheme 2003; Introductory information; The Directory of Specialists; information on extra new Pilot Series.

Heritage in Schools Scheme 2003 The Heritage Council and Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) : Heritage in Schools Scheme 2003; sample Booking Form for Schools (copied); for real official booking form look in the Directory of Specialists, or find one in the INTO web site

Heritage in Schools new Website 2013 Heritage Experts: Dr. Bill Crowe

one of the Heritage Specialists listed in the Directory: Marine Biologist: Dr. Bill Crowe: Pen Picture, small (small writing, suitable for printing on one page): Heritage in Schools Scheme 2003: The Heritage Council and Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) : Heritage in Schools Scheme 2003; sample Booking Form for Schools (copied); for real official booking form look in the Directory of or find one in the INTO web site

Heritage Specialist: Marine Biologist: Dr. Bill Crowe: Pen Picture, large (large writing): Heritage in Schools Scheme 2003: The Heritage Council and Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) : Heritage in Schools Scheme 2003.
CV of Dr. Bill Crowe

Heritage in Schools: The Directory pdf format (from I.N.T.O.)

get pdf format (from I.N.T.O.)

Heritage in Schools: Flora, Fauna and Ecology of the Seashore.....the most interesting and best place to study marine animal and plant life is in the open air on the seashore. Recent article by Bill Crowe in the I.N.T.O. Magazine "In Touch"; issue No. 51 September 2003 issn 1393-4813 LARGE SIZE VERSION FOR EASY VIEWING ON SCREEN ((For Young and Old!)

Heritage in Schools: Flora, Fauna and Ecology of the Seashore.....the most interesting and best place to study marine animal and plant life is in the open air on the seashore. Recent article by Bill Crowe in the I.N.T.O. Magazine "In Touch"; issue No. 51 September 2003 issn 1393-4813 SMALLER SIZE VERSION FOR EASIER PRINTING : PRINT LANDSCAPE (or for Middle Age, with good eyesight, viewing!)

School Heritage 2003 Seashore Article (short V) original Microsoft WORD Document; for Printing.

current issue of INTOUCH Magazine in pdf format

September 2003 issue of INTOUCH Magazine in pdf format; see Page 20: Heritage in Schools: Flora, Fauna and Ecology of the Seashore; by Dr. Bill Crowe

Heritage Council (Ireland)
The Heritage Council invites submissions on: A review of the Heritage in Schools Scheme, a partnership project run with the INTO. Brief December 2002
The Heritage Council invites submissions on: Linkages between Heritage Council and the Secondary School Curriculum Curriculum Links Project Brief December 2002

www.sligococo.ie Sligo County Council: County Sligo Heritage Office

www.transitionyear.ie

Deep Sea Fish and invertebrates mentioned in the article above and demonstrated on the school visits.


Deep Sea Fish and invertebrates mentioned in the article; single image


Possible Dates Bill Crowe can visit schools to give Marine slide shows, demonstrate sampling gear, show specimens of Deep Sea Fish and give guided seashore field trips.(Tuesdays and Fridays all day; only Monday mornings until June, on shore when tides are right, or slide show only, is a possibility for a half day visit for schools within 10 miles of Sligo town; full day possible on Monday from June)

For each Month in 2003, on Momday (Mon) Tuesday (Tue) and Friday (Fri) suitable Times of Low spring tides (T), and lowest water depths in metres above chart datum for the Sligo area (L) are given below (lowest values are best) . For a complete day trip the seashore walk will take place at the time of the lowest tide and the talk and slide show will either be before or after this depending on the time of the lowest tide.

March 2003: Fri 21, T 1.45pm, 0.17m, St. Patrick's N.S. all day.

April 2003: Tue 1, T 12.40pm, L 0.49m; Fri 4, T 2.12pm, L 0.57m; Easter weeks not available; Mon 28, T 11.09am, L 0.88m; Tue 29, T 11.41am, L 0.75m.

May 2003: Fri 2, not available; Mon 12, T 9.48am, L 0.92; Tue 13, T 10.33am, L 0.65m, Carra N.S. Ballina Co. Mayo; Fri 16, T 12.30pm, L 0.24m, Killian N.s. Inver, Co.Donegal; Tue 27, T 10.31am, L 1.07m; Fri 30, T 12.11pm, L 0.87m. Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa, Rathcormack, Sligo)

June 2003: Mon 16, T 1.44pm, L 0.66m, available all day; Tue 17, T 2.32pm, L 0.82; Mon 30, T 12.59pm, L 0.98m.

July 2003: Tue 1, T1.34pm, L 0.95m; Mon 14, T 12.49pm, L 0.68m; Tue 15, T 1.33pm, L 0.68m.

There are work-sheets available (top copies, unbound) for photocopying, for schools that have gone on Seashore Field Trips with Bill Crowe (or are about to go).
One set (19 Pages) to inform the Teacher; and another (also of 19 Pages, for older children) with gaps to fill in, questions to answer and some spaces for drawings.
All, or some, of these may be placed on the web (here) at some future date, when time permits the scanning procedure to be undertaken; if it is felt space is available.

Schools in the North West Region that have received talks and slideshows, and/or gone on Seashore Field Trips with Bill Crowe

St. Patrick's National School, Ballyweelin , Ballinfull, Co. Sligo. Tel. 071 63548.E-mail: padraignaofa.ias@eircom.net
Principal: Joe Leonard.

St. Brendans National School, Cartron Point, Sligo.Tel. 071 45449
Contact teachers: Dierdre Moylan and Maria Hurley

St. John's National School, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo

Killian School, Inver, Co. Donegal. Tel. 073 36322. E-mail: killiansch.ias@eircom.net
Principal: Vincent O'Donnell.Second teacher: Charlette Campbell-Doherty. Other contact person Margaret Meahan
Web:http://homepage.eircom.net/~killianschool

Carra National School, Bonniconlon, Ballina, Co. Mayo.Tel. 096 45405.
Principal:Noel Loftus. Secretary: Patricia O'Mahony

Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa) , Rathcormack, Sligo. School Tel. 071 9143962. Principal: Michael Mc Tighe; Deputy Head: Margaret Prior.


Schools that have received talks and slideshows, and/or gone on Seashore Field Trips in 2004 with Bill Crowe (or are about to go)

Friday 19 th March: St Peter's National School, Drmiskin, Dundalk. Co. Louth
Contact Teacher: Maureen Lambe. School Tel. 042 9372906

Friday 7 th May: Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa) , Rathcormack, Sligo. School Tel. 071 9143962. Principal: Michael Mc Tighe; Deputy Head: Margaret Prior.
Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe
Photographs of Trip

Monday 10 th May: St Patrick's National School, Vevay Road, Bray. Co. Wicklow
Contact Teacher: Peg Laverty. School Tel. 01 2860504
Photographs of Trip

Monday 17 th May: Sliabh 'a mhadra National School, Ballyduff, Tralee. Co. Kerry
Contact Teacher: Norma O'Carroll. School Tel. 066 7131742
Photographs of Trip


Schools that have received talks and slideshows, and/or gone on Seashore Field Trips in 2005 with Bill Crowe (or are about to go)

Monday 25 th April: Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa) , Rathcormack, Sligo. School Tel. 071 9143962. Class2. (29 children) Teacher: Mary Power. Principal: Michael Mc Tighe; Deputy Head: Margaret Prior.
Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe
Photographs of Trip
Photographs of Trip 24 photographs, in Powerpoint Presentation (3 second interval).

Friday 6 th May: Shessiaghoneil N.S. , Ballybofey, County Donegal. Tel. 074 91 32396. Class 1 & 2.(28 to 30 children) Teacher: . Principal: ; Organiser: Bernadet Sansom .
Photographs of Trip

Monday 9 th May: Scoil Choluim, Ballyheerin, Fanad, County Donegal.(Mulroy Bay region) Tel. 074 91 59526. Class 2 to 6 (12 children; from 8 to 12 years old) Teacher: Brighidin Hawke. Principal: .
Photographs of Trip
Photographs of Trip Some of the above photographs (21 ) in Powerpoint Presentation (3 second interval).

Tuesday 7th June: Welchtown N.S., Ballybofey, County Donegal. Tel. 074 91 31855. (children; Junior Infants from 5 to 8 years old) Teacher: Anne Tompson . Principal: Jily Paton; Organiser: Bernadet Sansom .
Photographs of Trip 79 photographs, in Powerpoint Presentation (3 second interval).
Photographs of Trip (79 photographs)

Monday 20 th June: Teevog N.S., Ballybofey, County Donegal. Tel. 074 91 33303. (24 children; from 5 to 8 years old) Teacher: Gwendolin Fury . Principal: Susan Doherty; Organiser: Bernadet Sansom .
Photographs of Trip

Tuesday 21 st June: St John's N.S., Temple Street, Sligo. Tel. 071 91 62537. (30 children in 5th Class) Teacher: Mr. Mitchel . Principal: Mr. Brendan Mulhern. Trip Cancelled.


Dates chosen in 2006 by schools already and other Possible Dates Bill Crowe can visit schools to give Marine slide shows, demonstrate sampling gear, show specimens of Deep Sea Fish and give guided seashore field trips.
(Tuesdays and Wednesdays all day; on shore when tides are right (i.e. low spring tides); or slide show only, is a possibility for a half day visit for schools within 10 miles of Sligo town;

For each Month in 2006, Tuesday (Tue) and Wednesday (Wed) suitable Times of Low spring tides (T), and highest water depths in metres above chart datum for the equivlent high tide, six hours earlier, as an indication of magnitude of spring or neap tides occurring at the time in the Sligo area (H) are given below (Highest values are best because they indicate the greatest extent of Spring tides: During Spring tides the tide comes in and goes out a large amount; on Neap tides it comes in and goes out a small amount). For a complete day trip the seashore walk will take place at the time of the lowest tide and the talk and slide show will either be before or after this depending on the time of the lowest tide.

February 2006: Tue 28, T 11.50am, H 5.9m, St. Patrick's National School (Padraig Naofa), Ballyweelin , Ballinfull, Co. Sligo. all day.

March 2006: Wed. 1, T 12.30pm, H 6.0m Killian School, Inver, Co. Donegal. All day. Canceled due to extreem weather conditions (snow and ice on the roads).

Tue 14, T 11.46am, H 5.2m available.

Wed 15, T 12.16pm, H 5.3m, Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa) , Rathcormack, Sligo. All day.

Tue 28, T 11.48am, H 5.6m, possibly available (to be confirmed).

April 2006: not available at the moment due to possible other commitments.

May 2006: Tue 9, T 10.29am, H 4.6m, available

Wed 10, T 11.05am, H 4.8m, Rathlee National School Easkey. County Sligo. All day.

Tue 16, T 1.51pm, H 5.2, Killian School, Inver, Co. Donegal. All day.

Wed 17, T 2.33pm, H 5.1, St John's N.S., Temple Street, Sligo. All day.

Schools that have received talks and slideshows, and/or gone on Seashore Field Trips in 2006 with Bill Crowe (or are about to go)

Tuesday 28 th February 2006: St. Patrick's National School (Padraig Naofa), Ballyweelin , Ballinfull, Co. Sligo. Tel. 071 63548.E-mail: padraignaofa.ias@eircom.net
Principal: Joe Leonard.
Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe
Photographs of Trip

Wednesday 15 th March 2006: Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa) , Rathcormack, Sligo. School Tel. 071 9143962. Principal: Mr Frank O'Sullivan. Deputy Principal: Ms Louise O'Boyle.Secretary: Ms Anne Currid.
Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe
Photographs of Trip Archives of News Events (April 2006) of Rathcormac National School

Tuesday 28 th March: Possible date

Wednesday 10 th May 2006: Rathlee National School Easkey.Principal:Monica Hughes. Tel. 096 49243.

Tuesday 16 th May 2006: Killian School, Inver, Co. Donegal. Tel. 073 36322. E-mail: killiansch.ias@eircom.net
Principal: Vincent O'Donnell. teachers: Charlette Campbell-Doherty, John Gelespie. Other contact person Margaret Meahan
Web:http://homepage.eircom.net/~killianschool

Wednesday 17 th May 2006: St John's N.S., Temple Street, Sligo. Tel. 071 91 62537. (30 children in 5th Class). Principal: Bernard Mulhern. Teacher: Ger Hartnet.
Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe
Photographs of Trip


Schools that have received talks and slideshows, and/or gone on Seashore Field Trips in 2007 with Bill Crowe

9 Schools visited in 2007

Tuesday 20 th March 2007: St Joseph's N.S., Culleens, County Sligo. School Tel. 096 36467. Principal/Contact Teacher: Rita McHugh.

Wednesday 21 st March 2007: Banada N.S., Banada, Tourlestrane, County Sligo. School Tel. 071 9181219. Contact Teacher: Lorcan Brennan.

Tuesday 17 th April 2007: Scoil Ursula, Strandhill Road, Sligo. School Tel. 071 9162835. Principal/Contact Teacher: Margaret Mc. Morland.

Wednesday 18 th April 2007: Geesala N.S., Geesala, Ballina, County Mayo. School Tel. 097 86625. Contact Teacher mobile: 087 2684400. Contact Teacher / Rural Co-ordinator Anthony O'Malley.

24 th April 2007: Scoil Ursulla, Strandhill Road, Sligo. School Tel. 071 9162835. Principal/Contact Teacher: Margaret Mc. Morland.

Tuesday 1 st May 2007: Doohoma N.S. / S.N. Dhu Thuama. School Tel. 097 86605. Principal/Contact Teacher: Linda Byrne.

The Mayo school Visits were organised by Anthony O'Malley, Rural Co-ordinator of Geesala group of schools (Geesala N.S. and Doohoma N.S.), both on the Ballina Side of Bellmullet, County Mayo:

Photographs of Trip to seashore of one of these schools in the Bellmullet region.

Wednesday 2nd May 2007: Class 6 Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa) , Rathcormack, Sligo. School Tel. 071 9143962. Principal: Mr Frank O'Sullivan. Deputy Principal and the class teacher: Ms. Louise O'Boyle. Secretary: Ms Anne Currid.
Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe
Photograph of Trip

Photographs of Trip Archives of News Events (May 2007) of Rathcormac National School

Tuesday 15 th May 2007: Leaffoney N.S., Kilglass, Enniscrone, County Sligo. School Tel. 096 49291. Principal/Contact Teacher: Myrtle J. Nairn.

Wednesday 16 th May 2007:Kilglas N.S., Kilglass, Enniscrone, County Sligo. School Tel. 096 32077. Principal/Contact Teacher: Mary Mulhern.


Schools that have received talks and slideshows, and/or gone on Seashore Field Trips in 2008 with Bill Crowe (or are about to go)

12th March 2008: St. Deirbhles N.S.and Glenamoy N.S., (both in Belmullet region) of Co. Mayo

10th April 2008: Scoil Bride, Carns N.S., Moneygold, Grange, County Sligo. Principal: Ms. June McCormac

Photograph of Trip

Wednesday 16th April 2008 Carratigue N.S. and Rosport N.S., Ballina (also both in Belmullet region) of Co. Mayo.

Wednesday23rd April 2008: Killian N.S., Inver, Co. Donegal.Tel. 073 36322. E-mail: killiansch.ias@eircom.net
Principal: Vincent O'Donnell. teachers: Charlette Campbell-Doherty, John Gelespie. Other contact person Margaret Meahan
Web:http://homepage.eircom.net/~killianschool

Wednesday30th April 2008:Scoil Croi Naofa, Bunninaden, Balymote / Tubbercurry, County Sligo.

Tuesday 6th May 2008 Newtownwhite N.S. Ballina / Killala, Co. Mayo. Tel. 096 32728. E-mail:newtownwhite.ias@eircom.net

www.newtownwhite.com Newtownwhite N.S. web site.

Wednesday 7th May 2008: Class 6 Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa) , Rathcormack, Sligo. Principal: Mr Frank O'Sullivan. Deputy Principal: Ms Louise O'Boyle.Secretary: Ms Anne Currid.
Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe
Photograph of Trip
www.softwarecentral.ie/rathcormacns/_may_news.html Rathcormac N.S. website: May news

Thursday 8th May 2008: Owenbeg N.S. Eascaigh, Co. Sligo

Friday 9th May 2008: Scoil Ursula, Strandhill Road, Sligo. Contact: Sinead Caffrey. School Tel. 071 9162835.

Photographs of Trip


Sunday 16th November 2008: Skreen/Dromard Community Council Envioremental Group Trip to Rocky part of Dunmoran Strand.

Photographs of Trip


Monday 9th March 2009: High Park N.S. Sligo: Contact Teacher Martin Mulligan; School Tel. 071 9166891.


Monday 23rd March 2009: St. Patrick's N.S. Ballinamore, County Leitrim. Contact Teacher: Ashling Shanley. School Tel. 071 964500.


Monday 27th April 2009: St Eunan's N.S. County Donegal. Principal/Contact Teacher: Anne Meehan. School Tel. 074 9722730.

Photographs of Trip


Tuesday 26th May 2009: St. Ernan's N.S. Ballintra, County Donegal. Contact Teacher: Patricia Gallagher


Wednesday 27th May 2009: Class 6 Rathcormac N.S. (Colmcille Naofa), Rathcormack, Sligo. Principal: Mr Frank O'Sullivan. Deputy Principal: Ms Louise O'Boyle. Secretary: Ms Anne Currid.
Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe
Photographs of Trip


Saturday 13 June 2007: Sligo Sub-Aqua Club Field Trip to "The Horshoe" Bay at Ballyconnell, County Sligo. Photographs taken on the Field Trip


CTYI Spring Saturday Marine Biology Course Outline 2013 pdf

CTYI Spring Saturday Marine Biology Course Outline 2013 Word document

CTYI Spring Saturday Marine Biology Course Outline 2013 single file web page

CYTI students Observing Deep Sea Fish in the IT Sligo Ecology Laboratory

Trip to Raughley Rocky Seashore on Saturday 9th March 2013; from 9.30am to 12.30pm: to study ecology and zonation of marine algae and animal species:
Photographs of Trip

Visited rocky beach at Raughly Geomorphology of the region, and of the blow hole nearby, may be found in the Geomorphology section, on Dr. Don Cotton's Natural History of Sligo and Leitrim web Site
More photos of the area Facebook Bill Crowe

Marine Heritage

Heritage In Schools Since 2013 Administered by the Heritage Council Of Ireland

The Heritage in Schools scheme makes available to primary schools a panel of 175 Heritage Experts who will visit primary schools to work directly with the pupils. You can search for an Expert by county and your area of interest. The visit by the heritage expert is part-funded by the school and the remaining costs are funded by the Heritage Council.

The Heritage Experts

The Best Heritage Expert for Marine Biodiversity and Ecology in Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo and Donegal!!! Bill Crowe ie.in the Northwest

CV Bill Crowe

The Heritage Council of Ireland

The Heritage Council of Ireland: Involvement in the Marine Environment

An Taisce: The National Trust for Ireland

Green-Schools Ireland

Blue Flag Ireland

Clean Coast Ireland

National Spring Clean Ireland

Green Home Ireland

Green Campus Ireland

Green Communities Ireland

Greening Communities Ireland


Explanation of tides
physical geography: Explanation of tides

map of sligo

Sligo & North West Irland Natural Heritage, Community, Aquatic Recreation & Leisure; including Commercial Aquatic Operators, ( knowledge on heritage , news from local community groups promoting and protecting the regions - especially marine communities - and details on marine based ventures or industries in the region: amateurs, clubs; photographs of the fish, shellfish, fauna and flora, and current ecological information). see also: Scientific Diving at Mullaghmore.

Biotopes (General); BioMar Project. on seashore and sublittorally (under water)

Biodiversity,Taxonomyy, Kingdoms.

see also: Marine Biology resources.
see also: Scientific Diving resources.
Sherkin Island Marine Station current site; with seashore, marine, and other wild life and natural history resources.

Blue Flag Beaches in Ireland
blueflag.org
www.antaisce.org/projects/blueflag.html An Taisce Organisation blue flag criteria
antaisce.org/blueflagcriteria An Taisce Organisation blue flag criteria; old Web Page address; probably not working now
www.antaisce.org An Taisce Organisation
goodbeachguide
COASTWATCH EUROPE International Coordination
www.marlin.ac.uk

Beachcombers Organisation

Marine Conservation Society (MCS): www.mcsuk.org Beachwatch began in 1993, and is a national Marine Conservation Society (MSC) initiative to involve local communities and volunteers in a practical project to clean and survey beaches all around the UK coast.
Adopt-a-Beach: www.adoptabeach.org.uk Adopt-a-Beach started in 1999. Beachwatch is the flagship event of the Adopt-a-Beach project and takes place on the third weekend of September every year as part of the US Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup. Adopt-a-Beach surveys are carried out more regularly (quarterly) and results are used at a local level to target particular local sources, while the Beachwatch results are compiled for the Beachwatch report every spring and are used by MCS at a a national level to raise awareness and influence Government policy and promote individual and industry responsibility with respect to waste

www.marinedimensions.ie a new online outreach resource (www.marinedimensions.ie) has just been launched with support from the Heritage Council and Dunlaoghaire Rathdown CEB. The site aims to raise awareness for Ireland's marine environmental heritage and focuses on a target audience that would have little knowledge of Ireland's marine biodiversity. It is also being developed as a teaching aid for schools and adult education work, and ultimately it is hoped that it may serve as a useful sustainable resource for marine educators. The site is particularly concerned with raising awareness for fauna and flora that have received little attention to date, eg. corals, non-commercial fish species, plankton etc. If you are involved in a marine environmental project that you would like to draw the publics attention to (ie. something that could be easily communicated to either (a) primary school children, (b) senior school level (particularly Transition Year students) or (c) adult education interest groups, Dr. Sarah Varian would really like to hear from you. The site could provide good publicity for your project with logos and links to your own site, whilst it could be an opportunity for your work to reach a wider audience.
Contact details: Dr. Sarah Varian, Zoologist, Marine Dimensions,
PO Box 9696, Dublin 18,
Tel: 01 2898480. E-Mail: sarah@marinedimensions.ie

Sarah is also one of the Marine Biology Heritage Specialists on the Heritage in Schools Scheme, run by the Heritage Council in partnership with the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO).

The Tide Pool Page
The Tide Pool Page; sub tide zone
The Tide Pool Page; Intertidal zones
rocky shore zonation
Aquascope: Learn more about the Sea Scandanavian Atlantic seashore species and ideas on studying the seashore environment
South African seashore zonation, moving pages
disk on Australian Rocky Shore Ecology
Tide Tables World-Wide
Seashore Field Study Notes

Larval Cycles

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Mullaghmore Geology
Mullaghmore scenics, Geology
Geological Survey
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/taxaform.html
www.marlin.ac.uk/Demo/sp_index.htm
Aquascope (2000)
mil.ccc.cccd.edu/classes/marinescience100/marine100.pdf
www.jcu.edu.au/school/mbiolaq/mbiol/studies/undgrad/mb1110/chris.PDF
mrothery.co.uk/module5/handout%20rocky%20shore%20info.doc
www.cep.unep.org/issues/mpamanual/Module%202.doc
depts.washington.edu/fhlk12/NatHistory/rocky.pdf
www.lifesciences.napier.ac.uk/courses/modules/bi21017/seaweed.pdf
Museum Ednet
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www.excite.com (search : rocky+seashore+zonation)
www.altavista.com (search : rocky+seashore+zonation)
Encarta Online
1.Intertidal USA
2.Rocky Seashores; Pembrokeshire
Environment Online
3.South African Seashore; Objectives of seashore program - When you have completed this web resource you should: Understand the nature and causes of tides. Be able to solve problems relating to the tides. Understand the concept of zonation as it relates to the intertidal zone.
4.British Marine Life Study Society Rockpooling page Study of a Rocky Shore
5.British Marine Life Study Society Rockpooling page Study of a Rocky Shore
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Environment Online
6.Shoreham-by-Sea: Wildlife, Environment, Seashore, Longshore Drift.
British Marine Life Study Society Notes for the Primary School Teach... - British Marine Life Study Society, study of the marine wildlife of the North-east Atlantic. Link page for the younger age groups.Spotting & Jotting.
Env 350 Course Syllabus
Agnar Ingolfsson's homepage : Professor of Ecology, Institute of Biology, University of Iceland, Grensásvegur 12, 108 Reykjavík B.Sc. (Hon) in zoology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland 1961.
Ecology honours - Honours Projects 1998 - Ecology The following is a list of honours projects being offered by School of Aquatic Science and Natural Resources Management Staff in 1998.
Lugworm - British Marine Life Study Society. Two Species of Lugworm by Chris Everson The Lugworm, Arenicola marina, is extremely common around the British coastline, with most books on seashore life describing these animals in great detail.
Survey Work and Reference Collection - Sherkin Island Marine Station - Homepage Publications' List Station Contact. The wild plants of West Cork have received less study than they deserve. Nevertheless there are many hints in the botanical literature of great richness, notably in the intensive study by Polunin (1949, 1950) of the islands of Roaringwater bay.
Virtual Seashore Lab - Pick a quadrat by clicking the number on the screen (No arrows here, click a number!). If you do not have "Windows 95" use the numbered links below.
Glossary - adaptation -Any genetically determined feature which conveys selective advantage and so increases an organism's evolutionary fitness. This word may have other meanings in ordinary usage, and is often misused in the biological context.
The Slide Show 2.0 - Press the start button below, sit back and relax, watch our self-playing introduction to the algae. You may stop, or go back in the presentation at any time by using the controls on the auto play window.
CCS - Coastal Solutions - Hatches Harbor - Hatches Harbor Salt Marsh Restoration, Provincetown . During the growing season of 1999, CCS began a collaboration with the Boston University Marine Program to monitor the salt marsh restoration project now underway within the Cape Cod National Seashore at Hatches Harbor, Provincetown.
A Global Representative System of Marine Protected Areas - Volume 1, M... - global, Northwest Atlantic.
Selected bibiography, Tony Stallins - Selected Bibliography Tony Stallins University of Georgia Department of Geography Allison, R.J. and D.S.G. The sensitivity of landscapes. Thomas and R.J.
OceanLink Answers to Ask a Scientist Questions - Welcome to our Answer File! Please click on the topic heading to go to a page with anwers to those specific questions. See our Recent Answers page for questions submitted within the last few weeks.
Amazon.com: buying info: Between Pacific Tides - Explore this book buying info See more by the authors all books by Joel W. all books by Jack Calvin Customers also bought Share your thoughts Customers who bought this book also bought:
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Virtual Galápagos: Wildlife - Plant Life - Wildlife - Island Life - Plant Life. Islands and island life fascinate biologists. One need only glance at a biology textbook to see that islands have played an important role in the development of biological theory.
Untitled - ABBOTT, B. ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF BIOHERMS IN WENLOCK LIMESTONE (SILUREAN) OF SHROPSHIRE ENGLAND. AMER. ASSOC. PETR. GEOL. ABEL, K. PHOTOSYNTHETIC CARBON ASSIMILATION IN THE SEAGRASS, THALASSIA HEMPRICHII. 13TH INTERNATIONAL BOTANICAL CONGRESS, SYDNEY (ABSTRACT).
JLM Visuals Print Catalog Text - 1208 Bridge Street, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024 Phone (414) 377-7775, Fax (414) 377-7750 E-Mail: JLMVisuals@aol.com ASTRONOMY SLIDES SX2188 AN OBSERVING RUN AT KPNO Illustrates an astronomer's "observing run" at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
JLM Visuals Print Catalog Text - 1208 Bridge Street, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024 Phone (414) 377-7775, Fax (414) 377-7750 E-Mail: JLMVisuals@aol.com ASTRONOMY SLIDES SX2188 AN OBSERVING RUN AT KPNO Illustrates an astronomer's "observing run" at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
#2b - #2d Lichens and bryophytes (& other non-vasculars). Ahti T & Oksanen J 1990 Epigeic lichen communities of taiga and tundra regions. A major paper on lichen woodlands & terricolous arc/alp lichen communities.
FEBRUARY 1997 - List of Outside Publications - Articles by U.S. Geological Survey personnel in non-U.S. Geological Survey publications that came to our attention in April 1995. Non-U.S. Geological Survey personnel who share authorship in articles with U.S.
Grass Genera of the World - Leptothrium Kunth - Description of Leptothrium Kunth, generated from a DELTA database.
Vita, Richard W. Heard, Jr., Ph.D. - Richard W. Heard, Jr., Ph.D. POSITION: Professor - Department of Coastal Sciences, Marine Invertebrate Zoology and Ecology EDUCATION: Ph.D. Degree - The University of Southern Mississippi, 1976.
Wigeongrass: A Literature Review - Food habits of the black duck on the Essex County salt marsh. Bull. Mass. Aedo, C., and M.A. Fernandez Casado. 1988. The taxonomic position of Ruppia populations along the Cantabrian coast.
Pre-1990 BEG Publications - This file lists publications issued from 1904 to 1989 that are still in print; other Bureau publications are listed in New Publications (1995), Recent Publications (1990-1995), Bestsellers, or Out-of-Print Publications.

MARBEF: www.marbef.org is a European Union funded Sixth Framework network of excellence on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning with over 50 partners across Europe.


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