The Shore Thing

Quadrat Survey

The Shore Thing was an initiative of the Marine Biological Association, working with schools and community groups around the British Isles to collect information on rocky sea shore life.

ShoreThing is no longer an active Citizen Science project, the data collected are currently undergoing review and quality assurance by the UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data (DASSH). If you have an interest in accessing this data set once published, please contact

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all of the dedicated volunteers and staff, including the thousands of Shore Thing surveyors who worked with us through the years, for all of your hard work and support. To find out about our other citizen science projects visit