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New Moon Rock Pool Surveys!

All our citizen science surveys are based around our New Moon survey periods, when the tides are low and there is lots of amazing marine wildlife to discover! Check below to see the dates for the next New Moon survey period.

Discover marine wildlife and join our research!

If you are looking to delve deeper into the incredible wildlife found along our coastlines, then our citizen science surveys are the perfect option.

You can join our growing community conducting our Biodiversity Surveys every month. This programme will enable you to continually improve your species identification skills, whilst simultaneously collecting important data on marine biodiversity.

Alternatively, why not try our Mini-Bioblitzes? These are pure rock pooling fun, searching for as many cool species as you can find. There is even a Rock Pool Bingo version, perfect for younger children!

How to get started with Rock Pool Citizen Science!

What to do

We have two types of survey to choose from:

For pure rock pooling fun:

To join our research:

When to do it

Here are our New Moon survey periods for 2021:

  • 8th to 15th May 2021
  • 7th to 14th June 2021
  • 9th to 16th July 2021
  • 8th to 14th August 2021
  • 6th to 12th September 2021
  • 4th to 11th October 2021
  • 2nd to 9th November 2021
  • 2nd to 9th December 2021

Where to do it

We have loads of survey sites available across Cornwall, Devon and beyond. Click here to view our sites and find one near you. We can even set up a new site just for you!