COCKLES at school


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.