The Great Eggcase Hunt – Falmouth 2014 UPDATE

Saturday 29 March was a cold day and only the hardy were walking on the beach. In spite of this we had two thornback eggcases brought in for identification from Maenporth and Gunwalloe. We photographed these and sent the data off to the Shark Trust.

6 - Rozy with a young hunter
Recording the Eggcase find.

Sunday was far more pleasant, and there was a steady stream of people from young children to adults taking the leaflets and starting a new interest of eggcase hunting. There were also colouring sheets, word searches and mazes based on eggcases for children to take away with them.

5 - Handing out ID guides on Swanpool Beach
Handing out identification guides on Swanpool Beach
Eric with his SHARK crash helmet.
Eric with his SHARK crash helmet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle O’Connor, a local community artist and friend organised the sculpting of a dogfish in sand and was helped by a succession of children and hindered by a succession of dogs. We have also been invited to a local primary school to give a talk and introduce the children to rays and dogfish as well as some activities based on fishing.

Putting finishing touches to the Catshark sculpture.
Putting finishing touches to the Catshark sculpture.

Our thanks to Swanpool Beach and the staff for hosting the two days and the Shark Trust for supplying the identification sheets and other support leaflets.