Celebrating marine environment

Eight-year-old Sorcha Griffin-Tester at last year's Adur World Oceans Day D14242011a
Eight-year-old Sorcha Griffin-Tester at last year's Adur World Oceans Day D14242011a

DO you want to know why a lobster turns red after cooking, or why a crab walks sideways?

Answers to these questions and more can be found at Adur World Oceans Day in Shoreham.

Experts will be on hand to answer queries about marine life and there will live lobsters and crabs to see, as well as activities for school-aged children

People who have you found something on the beach or have a photograph they want identified can also take them along to find out more.

Adur World Oceans Day, celebrating its 16th year, takes place on Coronation Green, off Shoreham High Street, on Saturday, June 13, from 10am to 4pm and entrance is free.

Wildlife writer Steve Savage will take along his dolphin exhibit and other marine life activities.

Children have an opportunity for interactive play while learning, with the display by Friends of Shoreham Beach.

The British Marine Life Study Society will be in charge of the live animal display of lobsters and the smaller fish, crabs and other life found on the Sussex seashore.

Jim Partridge from Monteum will take along some lobster parlour pots and the lobsters, Shoreham Society will have a table on local heritage and conservation and Southwick Camera Club will man a display of marine life photographs and representatives will answer questions about photography and club activities.

Organiser Andy Horton said it was all about understanding and celebrating the marine environment.

“We will be celebrating World Oceans Day with an all-day environmental exhibition about the local sea and seashore, nature and biodiversity. The family event will take place under the marquee, on the same day as the farmer’s market and other activities in Shoreham.”