ShoreSearch: The Wildlife Trusts national citizen science project

Location: Somerset Coast, Various locations

Volunteers take part in a shoresearch survey - Toby Roxburgh/2020VISION

Shoresearch is The Wildlife Trusts' national citizen science survey of the intertidal shore, the exciting world of extremes where the sea meets the land.

Shoresearch is a great way to explore your local coast, learn more about the wildlife found there and add to our understanding of this important habitat.

Volunteers are trained to identify and record the wildlife on shores across the UK. The data collected by this project helps experts to monitor our fragile sea life and better understand the effects of pollution, climate change and invasive alien species. Shoresearch data has been key to designating many of our Marine Conservation Zones.

Find out more and book your place: Shoresearch | Somerset Wildlife Trust