3rd Annual Nahant Coastal BioBlitz
A Bioblitz is a scientific scavenger hunt for marine biodiversity. Citizen scientists of all ages can participate! While you’re exploring Nahant’s beaches, you’ll record and identify all the marine life that you can find. We provide the buckets, datasheets, and field guides– you bring your curiosity!
The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome! By participating, you’ll help document and conserve Nahant’s marine life, and help scientists understand how Nahant’s marine life is changing over time, as well as how Nahant’s beaches compare to other places. If marine species appear on or disappear from the beach “neighborhood,” it could disrupt the ecosystem and harm fishing, swimming, and recreation.
A NOTE ON TIMING
From 9:00 am – 11:00 am: Meet at either the Nahant Life-Saving Station (96 Nahant Road) or the Northeastern University Marine Science Center (430 Nahant Road). Free parking is available at both locations. Then explore beaches around Nahant while recording biodiversity data. Collect a few species in your bucket to identify and share later on.
From 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Gather in the Northeastern University Marine Science Center’s bunker classroom with your buckets to share your findings, meet marine scientists, and participate in educational activities at our touch tanks, microscopes, and poster stations.
Sunday, September 10 at 9:00am to 12:00pm
Northeastern University Marine Science Center 430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908