On 11th October, 29 Year 13 A-level Biology students headed off to Filey Brigg to spend 3 days developing their fieldwork skills.
The low tide at Filey Brigg each day gives the opportunity to study both the mid and lower shores. Students used random sampling to investigate limpet morphology, capture-release-recapture to estimate dog whelk population size, and systematic sampling to investigate the distribution of brown seaweeds up the shore.
The students then went on to design and carry out their own investigations into the effect of a named environmental factor on the distribution of organisms of a species of their choice. This enabled them to complete a major practical activity required for their A-level biology practical skills endorsement.
Dr Sian Barber
Head of Biology