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WOW attracts the BBC
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Students studying on the Foundation Degree in Animal Science at Pembrokeshire College recently found themselves joined by the BBC Countryfile team for a day of porpoise spotting on Stumble Head.
The day was part of one of the popular Wildlife Observer Wales (WOW) courses which are a collaboration between Sea Trust and Pembrokeshire College and attract people from across the UK who are looking to learn about cetaceans and sea bird identification. As the Countryfile team set their cameras rolling the pressure was on to showcase the wealth of marine wildlife that Pembrokeshire has to offer!
Luckily, the Countryfile team were not disappointed as the College’s Foundation Degree students identified and recorded several groups of porpoise as well as grey seals and gannets along with a range of other seabirds – cementing the Pembrokeshire Coastline as a haven for marine wildlife.
The day continued with Pembrokeshire College lecturer, Powell Strong, demonstrating how the WOW courses help to train volunteers to spot and record wildlife sightings. New for 2015 is a Wildlife Guide course, designed for existing wildlife and adventure guides as well as those new to the field. The courses are a professional mix of theory, practical and field expertise.
Powell commented: “We had a great morning filming. It’s fantastic to be able to show how the WOW courses get people involved as well as improving identification and recording skills.”
The film will be aired on 1st March as part of a Countryfile St. David’s Day special. How many porpoise will you spot?