Magnificent marine marvels for National Marine Week

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
Community, What's On

Our marine environment provides a haven for some of our most fascinating wildlife, such as basking sharks, rugose squat lobsters and dolphins.

The Wildlife Trust’s annual celebration of our marine environment, National Marine Week, takes place from 28th July to 12th August. National Marine Week aims to encourage people to get out and explore the UK’s marine areas which are home to a number of amazing creatures.

Danielle Begley, Biodiversity Officer for Newry and Mourne and Down District Councils explained to Newry Times, “Our marine and coastal environment is a wonderful place. It supports over half of the UK’s biodiversity, including species such as the curlew and harbour porpoise. It’s important that we understand how special it is and also how essential it is for biodiversity.”

Why not get out and about during National Marine Week and explore the wonderful creatures that live along our shores and beyond! On Saturday 28th July, the Ulster Wildlife Trust will be at Victoria Lock from 11.30am to 2pm to search the shores of Carlingford Lough. On Sunday 29th July they will be at Annalong Marine Park from 12.30pm to 3pm for a rock pool rummage.

There is plenty waiting to be discovered from wriggly invertebrates to specially adapted marine plants and sea snails. Suitable for all the family. Bring your wellies.

For further information on these events contact the Ulster Wildlife Trust on 028 4483 0282.


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