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All invited to join a survey of marine life

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 29, 2012

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LOOE'S natural environment is to be subjected to a 24-hour 'Bioblitz' as marine researchers catalogue its wildlife.

The Marine Biological Association in Plymouth and Cornwall Wildlife Trust will run Looe's first Bioblitz from May 24 to 25 next year, involving everyone from families to scientists.

Organisers hope schools will take part, and fishermen will be asked to pull in their nets and report their finds.

Now a meeting is to be held on Tuesday, July 10, where people can find out more.

It will be at Looe lifeboat station at 5.30pm.

Abby Crosby, a marine conservation officer with the trust, said: "The marine life in Looe bay is incredibly special, from dolphins to special seaweeds and crustaceans.

"We're so lucky to have the support of the Marine Biological Association to run this spectacular event."

East Looe councillor Armand Toms said the local Voluntary Marine Conservation Area group should be given much of the credit for making the event a reality.

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