Shrewsbury School

Sixth Form Biology Field Trip to Pembrokeshire

Thursday 27 June 2013

Biology Field Trip June 2013, Pembrokeshire

Biology Field Trip June 2013, PembrokeshireFrom the 14th to the 18th of June a group of 31 AS Biology students travelled to Pembrokeshire for the annual Biology Field Trip. We stayed in the Field Studies Council centre at Dale Fort and spent three rather wet but very enjoyable and successful days investigating the ecology and conservation of the surrounding marine environment.

The students studied ecological succession on a salt marsh, looked at energy flow between seaweed, winkles and shore crabs, sampled plankton, investigated microhabitat selection in Purple Topshells and did a mark and recapture investigation using crabs.

The highlight of the trip for most was a trip to the island of Skomer to see the thousands of puffins and other sea birds that nest there.


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