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Habitat (Studland bay c/s)

- Reptiles -> Adders, grass snakes, sand lizards + slow worms
- Birds -> Dartford warblers, shelducks, grebes
- Fish -> Seahorses
- Plants -> Marram grass, Lyme grass, heather


How is Marram grass adapted to Studland bay

- Folded leaves -> Reduce water loss
- Long roots -> Take up water, stabilise itself in loose sand
Sand dunes are windy + dry, increases transpiration


How is Lyme grass adapted to Studland bay

- Waxy leaves -> Reduce water loss by transpiration


How are Grebes adapted to Studland bay

- Dive underwater to find food
- Feet are far back on their bodies -> Streamlined


How are snakes + Lizards adapted to Studland bay

- Thick, scaly skin -> Reduce water loss, protects from rough undergrowth on the heathland


Issues (Studland bay c/s)

- High footfall -> Erode beach
- Litter, fire hazards (2008 six acres of heathland was destroyed)
- Anchors destroy seagrass


Solutions to a high footfall (Studland bay c/s)

- Boardwalks guide people over dunes, sand beneath is protected


Solutions litter and fire hazards (Studland bay c/s)

- Fire beaters are placed in the dunes (encase of a fire)
- Litter bins are provided near car parks


Solutions to damaged seagrass (Studland bay c/s)

- Information signs have been put up to let visitors know why the sand dune habitat is important


Conflict (Studland bay c/s)

- CONSERVATIONISTS -> Don't want tourists to damage area -> Certain areas to be conserved
- FAMILIES -> Annoyed about full conservation -> cant use beach
- JET SKIS -> Speed limit is annoying -> Disrupts birds