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Marine Awareness Week 2018

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Marine Awareness Week 2018

March 12 @ 9:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s theme is “Our Invisible Ocean”

When you think of the ocean, what do you think of? Colorful fish, whales, dolphins, turtles or whale sharks? We often forget that all these large creatures depend on tiny creatures called plankton to survive.
Plankton are tiny floating plants and animals that are the food for larger creatures in the ocean. Some plankton, like jellyfish, can be seen easily with your eyes, while others are so small they can only be seen under a microscope. Some animals spend all their lives as plankton, but others only spend part of their lives as plankton before settling on the seabed. Animals who depend on plankton are currently facing a new challenge – Plastics.  Plastics are commonly mistaken for plankton and eaten – which causes many problems.

Marine Awareness Week promotes the importance of the Ocean on Earth and to Human Kind, with the following activities arranged to encourage participation and learning.


           Information displays,  Touch and Feel tanks   

Open everyday – from 10am to 5pm.

Wildlife Interaction and Sightseeing Tours

          Our local marine tour operators are all accredited. Book a tour! Enjoy the Ocean!

Wednesday 14th March


6:00pm at The Mule Yard

Teams of Six – £2 per person.

All money raised goes towards the St Helena Nature Conservation Group charity causes.

To reserve your table contact Annalea on 22270 or e-mail:

Friday 16th March

BEACH CLEAN UP at Rupert’s Bay


All are invited to join the Environmental Management Division and the St Helena National Trust Marine Teams, in partnership with Waste Management Services, for a beach clean at Rupert’s Bay.

A chance for both residents and visitors to help clean the beach and learn more about marine litter, where it comes from, the impact it has and how we can all help reduce marine litter in the long-term.

Meet at Rupert’s Bay just before 10am – equipment supplied.

Sunday 18th March


 12noon – 5:00pm

At the Wharf


March 12 @ 9:00 am
March 18 @ 5:00 pm


St Helena Tourism
Environmental Management Team