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Inter Tidal Workshop

“Who lives in the tidal pools along the rocky shore of De Hoop?” 28 – 31 May

Join Professors Liesl and Jo van As – world experts on Life in the Intertidal Zone, the area between high and low tides. This is a harsh habitat which is subject to the rigours of both sea and land, yet there is an extraordinary diversity of life in this area, especially at De Hoop marine reserve.

 Fascinating facts and observations about the plants and creatures that survive through adaptation will keep you absorbed as you further explore the zone.  De Hoop Reserve is one of the world’s most pristine rocky shores with the largest biodiversity of intertidal creatures anywhere in the world! This coast is home to 11 of southern Africa’s 18 limpet species. The southern African marine zoogeographical province has more limpet species than any of the other 15 marine provinces of the world and all of them are endemic.  You will see creatures in De Hoop that are found nowhere else in the world!  

Guests can  order delicious picnics at Koppie Alleen, lunch at the delectable Fig Tree Restaurant, enjoy a complimentary high tea under the magnificent fig tree on the reserve, cocktail hours enlivened with informal lectures about sea creatures and the shore’s biodiversity and a splendid potjie dinner on the last night. Under the microscope, all will be revealed

 

Intertidal life along rocky shore of De Hoop Nature Reserve
 

Wednesday 28 May

New Moon

 

Thursday 29 May 8:30am

Who lives in the tidal pools along the rocky shore of De Hoop?”  Explore intertidal biodiversity at Koppie Alleen rocky shore with Profs Jo and Liesl van As

 

12 noon Lunch

Picnic Lunch

Koppie Alleen

2:30pm

Explore life under microscopes

Cloete room

6:00pm

Cocktail Hour – Informal Lecture

“Poisonous marine invertebrates and other sea creatures” by Prof Linda Basson

Whalebone Pub

Friday 30 May 9:00 am

Explore Real Estate Habitats on the rocky shores at Koppie Alleen and “hunt for abalone”

Koppie Alleen

 

Lunch

Fig Tree Restaurant

Fig Tree Restaurant

2:30pm

Explore more life under microscopes

Cloete room

Tea 4:00pm

High Tea under the Fig Tree

Fig Tree

Saturday 31 May Breakfast 9:00am

Picnic Breakfast at Koppie Alleen

Koppie Alleen

 10am

“Who are the farmers of the rocky shores at Koppie Alleen?”

Koppie Alleen

2:30pm

Explore life under microscopes

Cloete Room 

6:00pm

Cocktail Hour – Informal Lecture

Why do we need to conserve our Rocky Shore biodiversity. Prof Jo van As

Cloete room

7:00pm

Potje Dinner under the Fig Tree

Fig Tree

Sunday 1 June

Checkout

 
 

 

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