helford river

Sea Grass

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Around Falmouth area we have many Sea Grass sites. They are some off the beaches, so can be done as shore dives. There are some Sea Grass beds which can only be accessed by boat, such as the area off Carracknath and the southern Helford site.

The largest patch of Sea Grass around the Falmouth area, is within the Helford River. Although it can be reached from the shore, it is so big you won’t  be able to see it all. The further away from Durgan or Grebe, the more dense it gets.

Sea Grass zostera marina

Sea Grass Zostera Marina

We can take you to any of the Sea Grass sites in the area.

Full Boat Charter Only.

Maerl

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‘Maerl is a collective term for several species of calcified red seaweed. It grows as unattached nodules on the seabed, and can form extensive beds in favourable conditions. Maerl is slow-growing, but over long periods its dead calcareous skeleton can accumulate into deep deposits (an important habitat in its own right), overlain by a thin layer of pink, living Maerl.’ read more →