Published: 22/03/2018 12:42 - Updated: 22/03/2018 12:53

Aquarium will take to coast for weekend event

 

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A rock pool ramble is part of the activities at Macduff Marine Aquarium this weekend.
MACDUFF Marine Aquarium is holding a fun filled weekend focusing on the beach.

 

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the aquarium team will be sharing top tips on how to make the most out of a day at the seaside, with insight on how to find seashore creatures, identify those beach combing finds and how to stay safe while doing it all.

The Royal Society of Chemistry will be joining in to explore seaside chemistry, the RNLI will talk safety at the beach and Whale and Dolphin Conservation volunteers will be looking for dolphins from the aquarium car park on Sunday.

There is also a chance to take part in the first Macduff Marine Aquarium rock stacking competition, sea crafts and more.

An aquarium spokeswoman said: "No one likes to see rubbish on the beach, in fact the litter we see washed up on the shore line represents only about 15 per cent of the marine litter in the oceans.

"The special event weekend kicks off with a beach clean with the local branch of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) on Friday.

"Volunteers are invited to come and help tackle the marine litter problem by cleaning our local beaches."

The clean will take palace from 9-11am and bags and litter pickers will be provided, although volunteers should bring their own work gloves, wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

On Saturday and Sunday activities from 11am-4pm include a rock pool ramble, beach combing masterclass, rock stacking challenge, seashore crafts, chemistry of the seaside and seaside safety. The dolphin spotting will take place on Sunday only.

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