Diving for weed

DIVERS will be scouring the depths of the sea off Flamborough head to identify new species of seaweed.

They will be among teams co-ordinated by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), carrying out in-depth marine surveys during the next week off several parts of the UK coast often thought of as wild and inhospitable.

Divers from local dive clubs will be operating along the North Sea coast under the ‘Seasearch’ banner – a national dive project run by MCS that allows divers to learn how to collect underwater data.