What we see when we look out at those beautiful blue waters on a summers day is only a tiny fraction of the picture. Welsh seas are incredibly rich with life, from dolphins to sunfish, exotic looking corals to leatherback turtles.
Bottlenose dolphin by Doug Perrine
These seas are just as rich as any you will find in the Caribbean and yet in Wales we seem to sometimes forget this. The way we treat our seas can be dismissive, even seeing them just as somewhere to dump our waste.
This is why the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales with their local group The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre are looking to raise awareness of the incredible richness of our seas during Marine Awareness Fortnight (27th July – 11thAugust) by running a series of brilliant events.
These events are designed to help everyone understand why it is so important to protect our seas. The Wildlife Trusts are also involved in wider protections of our seas by calling on Westminster to bring in protected areas which will help protect the most vulnerable areas – just like nature reserves on land but out in the water, these are called Marine Conservation Zones.
Why not join us at Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay for events ranging from beach clean ups (middle weekend), sand sculpture competition, town treasure hunt, guess the name of the fiberglass orca (and have your picture taken with it!), name a Cardigan Bay dolphin, beach collages and much more. There will also be a storyteller in on the final weekend telling marine themed stories to the children in English and Welsh.