At the Beach
Young or old, we all love a day at the beach!
Many species of marine life live in the intertidal zone --the area of the beach exposed when the tide goes out. Many other species - especially shorebirds - depend on the intertidal zone for food.
Because many beaches are very accessible, they're great for exploring, and learning about marine life. But beaches are ecologically sensitive - vulnerable to human impacts such as trampling, over-harvesting, pollution from plastic and other debris, oil spills and shoreline development. It's important we treat them with respect.
We hope you'll enjoy your local beach - and help to make sure its stays healthy for the long run. You might organize or participate in a beach clean-up, or get involved in other ways. Follow the links in this section for some ideas!
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