Marine Life Identification: 23rd-24th July 2016 (the ecology course on the 13th August could become an ID course depending on numbers)
Have you ever wonder what on earth that "thing" you saw in the sea or on a beach last weekend was, or even whether it was animal, vegetable or mineral? Could you identify an Elephant Hide sponge, or differentiate between that and a Goosebump, Shredded Carrot or breadcrumb sponge? Did you know that a crab can regenerate its limbs if it loses one in a fight and can even swap from being left to right-handed?
Our marine life identification Course can provide you with the answers to these and many other questions. The idea of the course is to provide a basic introduction to marine life, allowing both enough time for the class work and the diving without trying to be too intensive .
This course also qualifies as a 'Seasearch Specialist' courses. http://www.seasearch.co.uk
The Saturday consists of classroom lectures from 9am to 1pm, followed by a dive from 2pm to 4pm under Swanage pier to collect samples. After this you return to Leeson House to identify what you have collected, with this first session ending around 6pm.