One week in the Solent

Spring finally felt like it had sprung last week as myself and a number of the ReMEDIES partnership headed down to Hampshire to plant the first of four hectares of seagrass in the Solent Restoration site.

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Seagrass species spotlight: Seahorse

Spiny seahorse

Seahorses are a mainstay of the seagrass meadow community. But their declining numbers are one of the reasons habitat restoration projects like ReMEDIES are so important. As you probably guessed, seahorses are not actually horses, they are bony fish. Despite not having the traditional shape of fish, they breathe through gills and have a swim…

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Spring into action for seagrass

Snowdrops are emerging at our re-wilding site on Wembury recreation ground where we partnered Parklife Southwest last Autumn. It reminds us that spring is on its way – an exciting time of renewal and growth. In our seagrass lab at the National Marine Aquarium, our seedlings are growing well. Growth is also happening on our…

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Life in the lab

Our new seagrass cultivation officer, Amelia Newman based at Ocean Conservation Trust, has just finished preparing the seagrass lab at the National Marine Aquarium ready for the next stage of our restoration work…  It’s a busy time in the lab as we care for more than 3 million seagrass seeds that will be used in…

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Protecting the Essex Estuaries

We partnered Essex Wildlife Trust and trained a team of volunteers to conduct recreational activity observations along the Essex coastline over the summer. Alan Kavanagh, Natural England’s Essex Site Lead, and volunteer Cameron Alston, explain how and why we did it… Why Essex Estuaries? With 350 miles of varied coastline, Essex provides unique opportunities to…

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