Most Australians remember fun days at the beach: beating the heat, building sand castles, catching frizbees and waves, and listening to the ocean in a seashell.
Perhaps that’s why it’s called the Lucky Country!
Thanks Douglas for sending the photo above. Anyone who takes a closer look on their favourite beach might find one of these and more. Each beach has its own story to tell. What sort of animal lived in this shell? How do they earn a living? Where do they fit in the food chain (what do they eat; and what eats them)? Do they know that by digesting and cycling nutrients they maintain healthy water for us? What do we do to the water?
Baykeeper will continue exploring beaches around the Bay in 2010 and invites you to join the growing movement to better understand, enjoy, and protect our coastal playground. Baykeeper activities in January (listed in the ‘events’ page of this website) are presented as part of the Coast Action Coastcare Summer by the Sea program.