Coastwise follows in the footsteps of the Victorians.....

HELE BAY....a Victorian survey revisited 160 years later
Jim Monroe, a Coastwise enthusiast with a keen interest in the work of Victorian naturalists and P.H.Gosse in particular, invited other members to join him in a survey project at Hele Bay Ilfracombe on Sunday 8th.April. Jim and Co-Chair Paula Ferris outlined the survey plan to members beforehand.

Among the many interesting creatures found were a rare Snapping Shrimp, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumber, cowries and a splendid Spiny Squat Lobster, but click here to download the full story and Species List (compliled by Marjorie Heath), surprisingly long for so early in the year.

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