Seashore Spotter is our entry level survey designed to collect casual species records from anyone who is out and about on our coastline. No matter what you are doing at the coast, you can always submit a marine species record via our online recording form or our app (but please include a photo!). Just record your details, your location and the species – please include a photo to help us verify the what you saw.
You can even submit photos of species you can’t identify! Just select the ‘species unidentified’ box and submit a photo of it and we will do the identifying for you!
Using our online form, you can submit multiple species and photos from the same location.
To take a good species record shot get as close as you can, make sure your photo is in focus and well lit, and take a photo of enough of the animal or plant to enable us identify it. Some example species record shots are shown below.
Image Credits: Flat Periwinkles – Dave Wall; Serrated Wrack – Stemonitis/Wikimedia Commons; Barnacles – Mo Riza/Flickr; Striped Venus – Hans Hillewaert/Wikimedia Commons
If, while out on survey, you notice a water pollution or fish kill incident or fly tipping issue, please use the See It? Say It App to report it to the Environmental Protection Agency. Get the iPhone or Android App by Downloading it from the iTunes APP store or Download it from the Google Play store.