Join us and the good people of Marine Care Ricketts Point for our first Asian shore crab field training. We meet at Beaumaris Bay Fossil Beach, next to Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron in Beaumaris. We will explore the rocky reef at low tide, looking for Asian Shore Crabs.
Location: Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site, Beach Rd, opposite Banksia Avenue, Beaumaris.
Preparation: Please attend the marine pest ID webinar on Thursday 23 March, so you know what the Asian shore crabs look like. If you can't make it, please watch this Zoom recording, using passcode SQ$6yJ9V.
What to bring: Wear proper footwear: reef shoes or other close-toed shoes that can get wet. No thongs or bare feet. Bring gloves! Male Asian shore crabs have a strong pinch. Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, long sleeves, wind jacket, reusable water bottle.
There is unlimited free parking in Ray St, Cromer St, and Beach Rd (avoid "No Stopping" zones). You cannot park down at Fossil Beach in the BMYS. Park, carefully cross Beach Rd and walk down the BMYS driveway.