Monthly Meeting December 2020 – Toby Sherwin: Life between the tides at Dawlish

Dawlish & District U3A Zoom Talk
Monday 14th December at 2.00pm

In my former life at the Scottish Association for Marine Science at Oban I was a Physical Oceanographer researching, amongst other things, the circulation of the waters of the North Atlantic.

Since retiring to Dawlish I have continued my fascination in the sea by learning about and photographing the animals and seaweeds that live in that most challenging of environments, the tidal shore.  As a result I have set up, with a collaborator, a public Facebook site and a Marine Life Interest Group both with the name ’Shores of South Devon’.

In this talk I shall give you a brief introduction of some of the most iconic examples of Devon’s marine life (from static barnacles to the aggressive Velvet Swimming Crab) that live on the rocks facing the Coryton Cove beach huts at Dawlish.

Toby Sherwin