Explore Your Shore!

Created June 22, 2021, 2:49 p.m.
Updated June 22, 2021, 2:49 p.m.

Ireland has 3,171 km of coastline and yet we have relatively few records of intertidal and coastal marine species. We lack a strong tradition of the public recording intertidal species. We are looking for volunteers like you, whether you are a surfer, angler, walker, shellfish farmer, diver, amateur naturalist or professional, to take some time to Explore Your Shore! and help us record our intertidal species.


Explore Your Shore! is a Citizen Science project that focuses on increasing our knowledge of the distribution of our intertidal species, exploring their potential as bio-indicators of water quality and climate change, and highlighting actions we can all take to tackle water pollution and climate change.

How to participate

To get involved please visit www.exploreyourshore.ie and select the survey you would like to get involved in. All instructions and resources are available on our website.

Active from 01/01/2019
Coastal Ocean Marine Biodiversity
Science Topics
Ocean, Water, Marine & Terrestrial
Participation tasks
Identification Observation Photography

Irish coastline

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