Strangers on the Shore

Strangers on the Shore

Marine Biologist Sally Carson has joined forces with naturalist and Photographer Rod Morris, to talk about fascinating intertidal creatures featured in their new book.

"Collins Field Guide to the New Zealand Seashore" is packed with information on endemic and introduced species, including anemones, sea stars, crabs, barnacles, paua, mussels, clams, oysters - this is New Zealand's most comprehensive and up to date guide to our unique and fascinating seashore.

Sally Carson knows our seashore very well as she has been teaching children for 20 years, and is Director of the NZ Marine Studies Centre on Otago Harbour at Portobello. This guide has been a labour of love for both of them, now, four years after first starting the project they talk about what they found, particularly along Oamaru’s coastline. If you enjoy fossicking at the beach, this talk promises to give you a deeper appreciation of the extraordinary world of the intertidal zone.

Come along and hear them talk about everything from Ice cream cone worms, Sea hares and Ghost shrimps to barnacles, paua, and seaweed chips! Did you know our seaweeds are highly nutritious and all are edible if collected from an unpolluted place.There is something for everyone in this fascinating talk.

Oamaru Library
19 March 2018 - 6:00pm