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June 2015

Just how safe are the boats in Studland Bay

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Interesting how the boating folk argues about the right to use ‘their moorings’ at Studland but if they could see the state of the links that they are attaching these very expensive boats too, I don’t think they would. I know I certainly would not tie up a rowing boat let alone a nice yacht to some of these moorings.
Another good reason why the Environmentally friendly moorings are a good idea, as they would be insured, maintained and most importantly safe.
Note the typical bottle dropped over the side of a boat, this one full of rubbish, a common practice, luckily only a small handful of boat people do this and it is frowned upon but most right-thinking boat owners.

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Kind donation by Wildlife World

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We have had an amazing donation from our friends at Wildlife World who have kindly sent us £204 from the sale of some of their products. Wildlife World makes and supplies some incredible wildlife products such as nest boxes, feeders Etc. and emphasize education and quality as the basis for their designs. Occasionally they sell off seconds and kindly donate the money to charities such as ours. I would just like to say a massive thank you to Norman and the team for their kindness.

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Large seahorse found in Poole Harbour

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Fisherman Michael Bailey has found another large seahorse in Poole Harbour. A few years ago Michael found a very large male Spiny Seahorse that measured almost 30 cm from the top of the head to the end of the tail.

A few days ago he found another one and this male was very heavily pregnant. Michael said that he found 3 this year but numbers are dropping as he usually found so much more.

The Seahorse Trust has worked closely with Michael for several years and he very kindly took us out to look for seahorses in Poole Harbour a few years ago, on that dive we found 3, all Spiny Seahorses.

Poole Harbour has both species resident in it and it is thought that they are there permanently and do not migrate to deeper water because of the sheltered nature of the harbour.

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