This January kicks off the third year of Baykeeper seashell safaris conducted for the Coastacre /Parks Victoria Summer by the Sea program. Shoreline shell surveys are a great family activity to introduce kids of all ages to the wonderful life in the Bay. Surveys at twelve locations around the Bay have been repeated each year, with each type of shell found recorded and photographed, to see if shell communities are changing.
Results so far show that every beach is different; and some shells are common to all areas while others are rarely found. For example, while Blue Mussels are widespread, only two of the cowrie Notocypaea comptoni have been found; one at Point Lonsdale and one at Point Gellibrand.
Can’t wait to hit the beach again to meet some new people and learn some more about the Bay!