What we can learn about different species
Recording stranded animals provides us with information
about the marine environment and the health of marine creatures.
This information is vital in helping us to conserve wildlife
and cannot be learnt from studying live animals. We can learn about:
- causes of death and threats to survival
- health and diseases
- behaviour among the same
species and between different
- the effects of pollution
Would you be able to identify a dolphin, whale, seal, basking shark
or marine turtle on the beach? Click on one of the pictures
below to see our simple identification guides.