This course is designed for those who would like find out more about marine biology and the wildlife that they come across whilst enjoying the marine environment. It’s being delivered by Liza Cole who has been diving for 25 years and has worked as a Warden for the marine reserves at both Lundy and St Abbs.

The course will be delivered via Zoom. It comprises six sessions of about an hour and covers the following:

  • The environmental factors that influence marine life

  • Classification of marine life

  • Marine Life ID guides & further information

  • Marine plant ID – seagrass and common seaweeds

  • Marine animal ID – Sponges (Porifera), Anemones, corals, hydroids, jellyfish (Cnidaria), Comb jellies and sea gooseberries (Ctenophora), Flat Worms (Platyhelminthes), Segmented Worms (Annelida), Crabs, lobsters, prawns, barnacles (Crustacea), Sea snails, sea slugs, octopus (Mollusca), Sea mats and sea mosses (Bryozoa), Starfish, brittle stars, feather stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers (Echinodermata), Sea Squirts (Tunicata), Fish (Pisces), Seabirds (Aves), Mammals (Mammalia)

  • Threats

  • Conservation

  • How you can help

Cost: £60 (£40 for concessions).


Future dates TBC contact me to put your name on the waiting list

© 2020 text and design by Liza Cole. Photos by Liza Cole, Jim Greenfield, Rachel Gray, Ciaran Hatsell, Keith Hiscock, Lindsay Mackinlay