What do COCKLES look like? Where do they live? Which benefits do cockles provide to the society?
These are some of the questions we discussed with kids (9-12 years old) of Carrasqueira School (Vigo, Galicia (Spain)) last week. With the littles one (3 to 5 years old) we had a lot of fun picking cockles from tricky sand trays and making colourful cockles butterflies.
Modelling flows: larval dispersal and trophic cascades.
Field work in Ria de Aveiro (5-6 Jan) and Sado estuary (7-11 Jan), Portugal: collecting cockles and main competitors to evaluate possible feeding niche overlap.