Ascension : Conservation Weekly - Exploring Deadmanís Beach
Submitted by The Islander (Conservation Office) 30.08.2007 (Article Archived on 13.09.2007)
Last week, the Island Explorers spent the morning investigating marine life at Deadmanís Beach. The children enjoyed the beach and tidal pools and found several species of fish and invertebrates.
Last week, the Island Explorers spent the morning investigating marine life at Deadmanís Beach. The children enjoyed the beach and tidal pools and found several species of fish and invertebrates. Whilst nimbly walking on the rocks, the Explorers saw five-fingers, soldier fry, anemones, Sally lightfoot crabs, and two huge Conger eels swimming in the shallow pools. Again, thanks to the Explorers for their enthusiasm and thanks also to the parents and volunteers who accompanied us on the outing. Congratulations to the Drips who were the winning group from the previous activity at Dampierís Drip.
The Conservation Department finished activities with the New Horizons group and bid a fond farewell to participants from St. Helena. Congratulations to Marty Joshua for doing such a great job arranging the programme.
NEW!!! The Conservation Department has two new items on offer in the Centre. The first is Mary the Masked Booby, a childrenís book authored by Tara Pelembe with photography from Anselmo Pelembe. This book tells the story of a pair of masked boobies on Ascension Island, and is on sale for £5. The second new item is Ascension Survival, a DVD featuring Ascension wildlife and conservation work. The DVD is on sale for £15 from the Conservation Centre.
By Susanna Musick