Site 7b: RHS Dock & Biofouling Organisms

We don't know with certainty why invertebrates are so diverse, but a commonly held opinion is that the key trait is their small size. Their niches are correspondingly small, and they can therefore divide up the environment into more little domains where specialists can coexist.

Edward O. Wilson - In Search of Nature
 

The RHS dock is a critical site from which to launch the boats for the RHS sailing program. It also presents a unique opportunity to observe bio-fouling organisms. Look closely for barnacles, mussels, and other sedentary organisms.