Talking points for nature guides
to introduce the shores to ordinary visitors
with tips on keeping your visitors and your shores alive and well.


ISSUES

Every inch of the shore is alive!
Possible first 'sensing station' to sensitise visitors to watch their step, to observe quietly and not disturb animals
  on rocky shores
  barnacles
slugs

snails with shells
small anemones
sponges
zonation
  on sandy shores
  fiddler crabs
sand bubbler crabs
small anemones
sand dollars
buried sea cucumbers
tubeworms
snails with shells
  in shallow pools of water
  prawns and shrimps
small anemones
  elsewhere
  a carpet of seaweeds
a meadow of seagrasses

on coral rubble
on reef flats
in mangroves

Don't collect anything
  empty snail shells

While waiting
during wet weather or when you arrived too early and the tide is still high

  snail shells empty snail shells and the stories they tell
crabs moults
about the tides

animals on the high shore
barnacles
onch slugs
FAUNA
  cnidarians
  hard corals
soft corals
sea anemones
  crustaceans
  fiddler crabs
sand bubbler crabs
hermit crabs
crabs
prawns and shrimps
barnacles
  echinoderms
  sea stars
sea cucumbers
sand dollars & sea urchins
  molluscs
  clams
snails with shells
slugs
cephalopods
  vertebrates
  fishes
  others
  sponges
worms
Thinking of organising a walk to the shore? Read this FAQ on shore walks.

Safety First! Read about proper preparations for a safe shore walk.
 
Why do a guided shore walk? and other general tips on guiding

For new guides

Don't be a bad guide

Be a good guide


Role of a guide
a checklist for a successful walk

'Difficult' visitors and tips on how to handle them

'Difficult' behaviour in general
  Kids
Photographers
Mixed groups
Know-it-all visitors

FLORA
  marine plants
  seaweeds
seagrasses
mangroves



 
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