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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Reserve Focus: Mounts Bay MCZ

By - Guy Freeman

Mounts Bay, in Cornwall, supports an exceptional diversity of marine life. In 2016, part of the bay was designated as a Marine Conservation Zone owing to the variety of habitats present and the presence of a number of notable species. It remains to be seen whether this protected status will be sufficient to conserve the area’s wildlife, but, nevertheless, the MCZ is a fascinating place for the rockpool enthusiast to explore. Guy Freeman provides an introduction to the area and its wildlife.

When a low spring tide coincides with a still, sunny day, Mounts Bay, in far west Cornwall, is a special place to be. The receding waters reveal vast, grey sandflats interrupted by scattered, rocky reefs, among which myriad pools glint in the light – a treasure trove of colourful seaweeds and unusual animal life.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist