- Plymouth Sound & Estuaries
Seeds collected for Solent seagrass restoration
Scuba divers have collected more than half a million seeds from healthy seagrass meadows around Osborne Bay, Yarmouth and Bouldnor in the Solent for replanting in parts of the Solent where seagrass has been lost or degraded. More seed collection dives will take place in Looe and Falmouth in Cornwall this month. It is part…
England’s largest seagrass planting programme underway
Today (21 April 2021), work on England’s largest seagrass planting effort is taking place in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. It is estimated that the UK may have lost up to 92 per cent of its seagrass1. Factors including wasting disease, pollution and physical disturbance have been identified as contributing causes. Seagrass meadows provide homes…
Yarmouth is pioneering marine project’s new moorings
Two types of environmentally friendly moorings, known as Advanced Mooring Systems (AMS), have been installed in the Solent, near Yarmouth Harbour on the Isle of Wight. They are part of a trial being carried out by the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project, a marine conservation project to protect and restore the seabed at five areas along…
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WATCH: Installing helical screw piles
Our team has been installing helical screw piles at Jennycliff and Cawsand Bays in Devon and Cornwall. They are to support Advanced Mooring Systems (AMS) for boat moorings, Voluntary No-Anchor Zone markers and swim markers. AMS have been specially designed to minimise interaction with the seabed, reducing the potential damage to sensitive seabed habitats. Watch…
Back to School with the Seabed
With schools returning after the summer break, we are looking forward to getting back in the classroom to have loads of fun learning about the seabed.
Seasearch survey in the Solent
Hampshire Seasearch volunteers surveyed a large seagrass bed just east of the busy port of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, at the end of June.
A Fun Summer of Seabed Activities
With the Summer Holidays in full swing, we are all looking for fun things to do, whatever the weather. The Ocean is a great source of inspiration for activities, both outdoors and inside your homes.
ReMEDIES at Sail GP
Now that summer is here and public events are slowly starting to return, the ReMEDIES partnership is getting out and about to showcase our work, starting at Sail GP.
Surveying Advanced Mooring Systems
Jean-Luc Solandt of the Marine Conservation Society took a dive at Cawsand Bay to record the effects of introducing new Advanced Mooring Systems.