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How much damage do children do to the sea shore creatures?
no damage whatso ever
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
a little damage, could be more aware
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
a little damage, ok considering education
100%
 100%  [ 15 ]
lots of damage, ok considering education
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
unaceptable damage - should be banned
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 15

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natalie
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Joined: 24 Oct 2004
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Location: Nearwater

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:39 pm    Post subject: how much damage if any Reply with quote

So it is summer again and the tearways are finding out about the creatures to be discovered on the seashore.
Hours

of fun and learning for all (most) that undertake the adventure..... and that includes the adults as well!

Even if they obey the seashore code. They capture

critters and potter over habitats

So the question is:
How much damage do children do to the sea shore creatures and habitats?



Natalie
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Kate



Joined: 24 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little damage is caused when rocks are lifted and then replaced carefully. When lifted, the creatures that are able to move usually go to the end

that is still on the ground - when replaced, it acts as a nut cracker and crushes such things as crabs.

seashore code says replace the rocks carefully and it is

right to say so. But still damage occurs. This is everyone, not just kids!

I voted ''acceptable damage ok considering education''.

Kate
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Melanie



Joined: 25 Oct 2004
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Location: Torbay

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep seashore code is good to have to give a thought that conduct should be accounted for. The bit about replacing

rocks doesnot mention the fact that there may be (probably is) something hiding at the foot of it, once lifted/tilted........................... maybe it should.
Mel

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Amber



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched a couple of boys, booting the limpets off the rocks! They sent a dozen or so flying off to another zone. I suppose although technically

'bad form' as they are wildlife, it is incredibally small numbers that are effected........... although does that really make it acceptable?

I suppose the awareness is

covered in the seashore code by mentioning to put things back where you found them!
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Andy



Joined: 20 Dec 2004
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Location: south coast

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would agree:
''acceptable damage ok considering education''

Good to have guidence, such as seashore code, but life is an adventure

when young and the world needs to be explored..... so adding any 'conditions' and 'restraints' to the general seashore areas seems an overkill to inquisitive

minds.

Areas such as SSSI could warrent extra restraints perhaps... but it should be justified as to why AND what it is that gives the area its status in the first

place.... this would be educational in itself.

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