29 July 2014
As part of National Marine Week, Loughs Agency are delighted to announce that the Marine Wildlife Roadshow’s next stop is Newry. The roadshow will be set up in The Quays from Friday 1st to Monday 4th August.
The Marine Wildlife Roadshow features life sized models of UK marine wildlife species, including whales, dolphins, porpoise and seal, plus sharks and turtles, all of which can be seen around the coastline of Northern Ireland. Lots of info and answers to your questions, plus a chance to take a “selfie” alongside your favourite creature – so bring your phone or camera!
Jade Berman, Living Seas Manager with Ulster Wildlife said, “Many people see the sea simply as a huge expanse of water, but under the surface lie habitats every bit as varied as those on land, which support thousands of creatures, from seahorses to giant basking sharks. National Marine Week is very much a celebration of our fascinating marine life and offers everyone a chance to find out so much more about what our seas have to offer. Once they know what’s out there, we have no doubt that many more people will want to see our marine habitats and wildlife properly protected.”
Gillian Simpson from Loughs Agency said, “This is a great opportunity to learn more about our marine life and ask the experts questions about our local species. We’re bringing our marine discovery tank along with lots of smaller marine fish and shellfish such as crabs, starfish and anemones”.
Ulster Wildlife Trust will also be there with marine themed arts and crafts for the kids – so lots to see and do!
For more information contact Gillian Simpson at 02871 342100 or firstname.lastname@example.org