Rockpools of Watamu Marine National Park

We started the week here at A Rocha by a staff visit to see the local rockpools. Bobby Sluka (age 12) worked hard on collating pictures the Sluka family had been taking over the previous weeks into a rockpool guide that was laminated and tested for use by the staff. We saw loads of creatures from algae to fish and all taxonomic varieties in between. Then on Tuesday over 50 kids from Dongokundu primary school near Mwamba came over to the centre and were treated to the rockpools. An introductory presentation prepared by Sarah Sluka (age 10) and the ecology and science added by her father was presented and then we found many amazing animals and plants at our doorstep. We finished with a fun game.

We are looking forward to increasing the Marine Conservation and Research Programme’s work in the intertidal areas of Watamu Marine National Park. Look out for some interesting research, education, and conservation in the near future!

Colin seems to be enjoying the rockpools despite the lack of birds.

Colin seems to be enjoying the rockpools despite the lack of birds

The walk from Mwamba to the rockpools

The walk from Mwamba to the rockpools

Starfish

Starfish

Everyone had a great time!

Everyone had a great time!

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