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How often do you observe the seashore?

 
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How often do you observe the seashore?
at least once per week
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
at least once per month
72%
 72%  [ 13 ]
at least once per season
22%
 22%  [ 4 ]
mostly in the summer season
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
every now and again when manage to get there
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:55 pm    Post subject: How often do you observe the seashore? Reply with quote

Some are lucky enough to live by the shore or work along side and so have more chance to be there, but

I wondered who actually goes to observe and how often?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually set off and visit the shore, specifically to make observations. I have no friends! (not really of course). I visit the same site regularly and

I visit a new site every so often as well. Never lived by the sea when younger so maybe I'm making up for it, but I find it fascinating.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I go (often) I enjoy seeing what is the same and what has changed.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Sally11.25pm..... what is the same and what has changed


I find that bit quite an attraction for

going back to the same place. It is quite an eye opener to see the area change as it goes through the seasons.
Stephen
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Stephen11.29pm.... It is quite an eye opener to see the area change as it goes through the seasons.




That is something I find amusing when I here tourists in the summer saying it would be so lovely to live here in this calm and tranquil place (spoken because of

the chosen day of good weather to visit). To come back and see it in full rage during winter is an eye opener.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep Annabelle.
To see the place in a different mood (and I guess only those with an empathy for wildlife) broadens the understanding of just

what a place it is to get along in.

Wind chill gets my interst at the moment - to see a beadlet and limpet at low tide in a hot summer sun and same ones at low

tide in winter north wind chill, I find intrigueing as there isnt any apparent difference in appearance to be able to cope with the difference in temperature ranges (like a

lot of mammals grow thick hair in winter and have a thinner summer coat when warmer... but I guess that is because of the temp regulation requirement of the mammals

and is not needed for shore inhabitants.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a good point Stephen

Mammals do have an internal temp regulation (which takes a lot of energy to keep it to the correct levels) and i

guess seashore stuff is all cold blooded, but like reptiles, they should still require to have their temps boosted, like by sunbathing to get body temp up, surely
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know from veterinary practices that all mammals have an optimum core temp that is needed and known about. So much so, that if it is different

from this norm, it is enough to tell that something is/has an illness of sorts.
With that in mind, I wonder at what temps these creatures can operate from??


Limpets... what is the temp range inside from summer to winter?
and the same for beadlets, barnicals, mussels and other critters exposed at low tide?

Will

pitch question on 'boffin' who where why what when how. Maybe in time some info will be fed in.
Til later
Stephen


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good idea.
Bye for now
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good idea.
Bye for now
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooops
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visit each month and look for what isnt there that was before. Then have a coffe and try and figure out why. eaten,

died and washed away, polluted, taken home to an aquarium to be stared at, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to see the seasonal changes/effects and then have more idea of what might have caused any change noticed.
Its a good point - how

often - as a oneoff point in time observation more just 'news' than usefull information.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If honest for survey type info, I visit at different times of the year, which is not a lot and is always a sunny day. Even in winter!
Ive not

noticed anylike winter and summer coats on the rock stuck stuff and presume anything that can move will move to a different place, perhaps deeper water so wont

suffer the wide changes? only a guess.
Its quite cool how the rock creature do put up with the summer winter temp and condition changes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Its a good point - how often - as a oneoff point in time observation more just 'news' than usefull information.



interesting point. I suppose a one off is worthy of mention (as someone else might have observed the same thing

elsewhere or at another time), but it definitely shouldnt be used as a presumption that it is the NORMAL or USUAL occurance.

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