A Weekend of Wildlife Watching
Wildlife groups are joining forces to encourage more people to open their eyes to the natural wonders of the North Yorkshire coastline.Scarborough Sea Life Centre, the Sea Watch Foundation, the RSPB, the Capturing Our Coast Project and others have planned a weekend of wild watching with the main focus being on Scarborough’s Castle Headland.
Sea Life’s Todd German said:
“It’s the perfect location. We’ll have a special stall set up right below cliffs that are teeming with nesting seabirds.
“The view out to sea offers a great chance of seeing porpoises too.”
The event takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of May, and for a donation of £5 observers can listen to scene-setting talks at 9am both days at the Sea Life Centre. Details are on the website www.sealife.co.uk/scarborough.
Sea Life staff, Sea Watch volunteers and the RSPB will spend 20 minutes each previewing the delights to be discovered and there are follow up talks at 5pm both days too.
Proceeds will be split between Sea Watch, which monitors the movements of whales, dolphins and porpoises around our shores, and marine charity The Sea Life Trust.
A team of marine experts from the “Capturing our Coast Project”, based at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus, will also be supporting this exciting event. The CoCoast Project is recruiting over 3000 volunteers nationally to help monitor rocky shore life. The aim of the project is to discover and learn more about the creatures that somehow thrive in the harsh world where land meets sea. For more information about the project visit www.capturingourcoast.co.uk.
“We’re confident people will be amazed and inspired by just how much there is to see.”Main image © Copyright Robin Drayton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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