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Fun Day at Porth Dinllaen!

08/2011

On the 29th July Gwynedd Council’s Biodiversity Team ran a beach fun day at Porth Dinllaen.  It was a fantastic day with plenty of fun and games.  The rock pool ramble was a particular success with over 40 adults and children taking part.  The group had some amazing finds such as baby lobsters, anemones, baby hermit crabs, fish and three types if jellyfish!  Everyone was amazed that Porth Dinllaen had such an abundance and variety of creatures.  Much of this is due to the seagrass beds at Porth Dinllaen which provide excellent food and shelter and also act as a nursery ground for many creatures.  This is not only important from a biodiversity aspect but also to restock our local fisheries.  This is just one of the reasons why Porth Dinllaen is included the Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau Special Area of Conservation (SAC). 

A sand sculpture competition was also held with some fantastic results!  Alison Hargrave, SAC Officer with Gwynedd Council said “it was incredibly difficult to choose a winner as all the entries were of such a high standard”.  Josie Paramor (aged 9), Caitlin Paramor (aged 8), Ellie Corran (aged 10) and Leah Williams (aged 10) won with their sea fairy wedding with intricate detail.  Runner up included an octopus, turtle, jellyfish and a crab.  Everyone who took part received a prize. 

Winning Entry

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