Interactive Resources

If you want some extra practice identifying some animals on the rocky shore, or you want to see what it would be like to complete an Mm2 quadrat, check out these interactive guides.
Watch the videos and try to identify the species using the seashore guides. Try to fill out the survey data sheets with the % coverage of seaweed and estimate the numbers of each species of animal observed. Describe what was easy or hard about doing the Mm2 survey. What are the differences and similarities between Auckland and Dunedin rocky shores? How does your local shore differ? 
You will need to download the data sheet and shore guide based on which quadrat you are doing.


Dunedin Rocky Shore Interactive Guide


Dunedin Sandy Shore Interactive Guide




Auckland Rocky Shore Interactive Guide


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