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 – wish 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
MARINE QUIZ NIGHT
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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