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The Evolution of Bull Island

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Aisling Connaughton

on 8 March 2017

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Transcript of The Evolution of Bull Island

Plants on Bull Island
Bull Island is a unique place, and it is of international importance.
It is a place of inimitable fauna and flora.
Over 300 species of plants have been recorded on bull island (including rare and officially protected species)
Thank you!
The Formation of Bull Island
The formation of Bull Island has been going on for 1000's of years.
It became visible 200 years ago.
Sand was carried across the bay from Wexford and Wicklow coasts.
There was no access to the island before 1821
Gradually the island emerged above sea level, dried out and formed into mounds
The Evolution of Bull Island
By Caoimhe Tate-Shaw, Katie O'Brien, Lisa McGrath, Aisling Connaughton, Gonzalo Rabadan and Thomas Sims
Birds on Bull Island
North Bull was declared a bird sanctuary in the 1930's.
It's the first official bird sanctuary in Ireland.
There are 180 different birds recorded living on Bull Island.
It has the highest bird density in Ireland.
Bird Species
40,000 birds winter on the island
Some examples include
Brent Geese
Curlew
Widgeon
Shoveler
Oyster Catchers
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