Seagrass can often be found in the intertidal zone (the part of the beach that dries out at low water), which means you can take part in surveys without having to get wet.
If you are interested in learning about surveying seagrass (and more besides) for ocean conservation, BSAC and Seawilding have created two eLearning courses which teach survey safety, techniques, equipment, how to accurately record and submit data, and much more.
Shore Surveyor course
Shore Surveyor is open to everyone, including children, young people and families.
It is a great way to learn more about the coastline and how to monitor the many habitats, including seagrass meadows and the native oyster, in and around our shores.
Become a Seawilding volunteer
As a key partner with BSAC’s marine environment projects, Seawilding is also offering opportunities for divers and snorkellers to support their restoration projects.
With citizen science and participation at the heart of Seawilding, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with one of their marine initiatives. These include volunteering on seagrass harvesting and planting programmes in and around Loch Craignish.
For more information on the current Seawilding projects for BSAC members, check out Seawilding events.