Virtual Marine Awareness Day

Virtual Marine Awareness Day

Sadly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic (and following the government’s advice on social distancing) we have had to suspend all beach cleans until such time as it is safe to resume them. We have also had to cancel the MARINE AWARENESS DAY for this year, planned for 16 May, as it would have been too problematic to try and re-arrange it. However, this does not mean you can’t have some marine-themed fun or learn a bit more about the marine environment. Our partners who would have been present at the event have come up with some activities and information sheets to keep you going.

Please scroll down to a number of links to these which we hope you will enjoy.

• Want to learn what sea animals reach vast depths of our oceans? Click on the link Neal Fun and keep scrolling down, deeper and deeper into the ocean abyss.

• Article from The Guardian about our own British underwater forests Planet Watch and a film narrated by Sir David Attenborough. David Attenborough

• National Oceanography Centre informative talk about sea defences. They tested their WireWall at the Hall Road end of the Promenade. Wirewall

• Fancy a bit of sea-inspired poetry? Here are the links to two “Changing Shores” sessions created on 1 and 2 May 2020. These are contributions from people inspired by Crosby beach Crosby Beach and National Oceanography Centre (both organised by the National Oceanography Centre). A further poem is inspired by the Memorial Benches on Crosby Beach Memorial Benches

• Information on marine robots used to explore our seas and oceans Read here

• Scientific publications and articles on plastic pollution can be accessed from the following links: Publications and Peer Reviews (look for articles marked with an ‘open padlock’ icon – these are freely accessible)

• Would you like to do an “egg case-hunt” on the beach? Follow the guide in the link (there is also an app for it!) and see what egg cases you can find Egg Cases

• The Marine Conservation Society have their own egg case identification guide Download PDF You can print it and take with you when you next time visit a beach.

• Lancashire Wildlife Trust have provided fact sheets and information which are available in a Dropbox

Children will love “It’s Our Home” by local author Jude Lennon, available on Amazon (and from local bookshops when they are open). Beautifully illustrated and written, this book is a terrific encouragement to children (and adults) to keep beaches clean and be mindful of the harm litter does to our marine wildlife. There is a video of Jude reading from her book which you can access from her Facebook page JudeLennonAuthor.

We will keep adding any interesting and useful marine-themed links, so keep popping in to see what new appeared here. Have an explore, enjoy yourselves and hopefully we will see you next year at our Marine Awareness Day 😊

Dates for the Diary

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5th April Cancelled
5th April Cancelled
Beach Clean 10.30 to 12.30
 3rd May Cancelled
3rd May Cancelled
Beach Clean 10.30 to 12.30
Marine Awareness Day
Marine Awareness Day
Suspended

Quotes from our Volunteers

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Next Beach Clean - Cancelled