Poole Quay
Boat Haven,
South England

Poole Quay Boat Haven, South England

Location
Office pontoon – Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole, England.

Placement date
February 2023

Design
7 x 1m HDPE tubes

Depth
1m below pontoon deck

Sponsor
Poole Harbour Commissioners

Objective
Increase the density and diversity of marine species, especially fish and molluscs

Observation
April 2023 SeaHive surfaces covered with algae

Observations

Observer: David Francis 
Date:  2 August 2023 
Time:  1245 hrs
Conditions:  Strong ebbing tidal flow.

The SeaHive suspended from the pontoon in the Poole Quay Boat Haven in February 2023 has been rapidly and thickly colonised by a variety of filter feeding animals, including Sea Squirts (Tunicates) and sponges.  These filter feeders help to remove organic material from the water, and provide refuge for crabs and prawns.  Many juvenile fish have also been seen in and around the SeaHive, including Bass and Mullet.  

SeaHive at PQBH on 27 September 2023. Credit: D Francis
SeaHives Ltd