Studland Bay - Coastal Habitat

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  • Created on: 04-04-16 14:45
Where is Studand Bay?
A bay in Dorset in South West England
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What is Studalnd Bay like?
Sandy beaches around bay, with sand dunes and heathland behind
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What is significant about the heathland at Studland Bay?
It is an SSSI and a nature reserve
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Up to how many tourists visit each day?
Up to 25,000 visitors a day
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What kind of reptiles live in Studland Bay?
Adders, grass snakes, sand lizards and slow worms
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What kind of birds live in Studland Bay?
Dartford Warblers (rare in England), Shelducks and Grebes
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What kind of fish live in Studland bay?
Seahorses (only place in Britain with spiny breeds)
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What kind of plants live in Studland Bay?
Marram grass and lyme grass (on sand dunes) and heather (on heathland)
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How is the Heathland at risk? Give a specific example
Heathland can be damaged by fires, e.g. 2008 fire destroyed 6 acres
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Give 2 ways the risk of Heathland fire can be reduced
By educating visitors of the dangers of causing fires (e.g with signs) / By providing fire beaters to extinguish flames
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Give 3 ways the erosion of sand dunes from visitors walking is reduced
Board walks used to guide people over dunes, protecting sand beneath / Fenced of areas, marram grass planted this allows recovery and stabilises the sand / Information signs to inform visitors why the habitat is important
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How are seahorses at risk and how are they protected?
Boat anchors destroy the sea grass that is their habitat, they are protected by law and so boat owners are told not to damage the sea grass
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