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Carlingford Lough Marine BioBlitz

Join us for a weekend of exploring marine wildlife around Carlingford Lough. A free programme of talks and teaching from experts and shore rambling for all ages.

Sat 06 Oct 2018 - Sun 07 Oct 2018

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The Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) has paired up with Seasearch Northern Ireland to explore the shoreline and seabed around Carlingford Lough. In order to discover as much coastal and marine wildlife as we can over the course of 2 days, we need your help!

Everyone welcome!

As well as divers and marine experts, we are seeking out enthusiastic volunteers who have an interest in local marine biodiversity and recording wildlife in general. Participants do not need to have any previous experience in marine recording, we are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds, so bring along your families and friends for a day of rambling along the shoreline of Carlingford Lough.

The BioBlitz provides a great opportunity to learn about our local marine life, improve your species identification skills and contribute to marine science. We will be holding presentations and teaching sessions at the Cloughmore Centre throughout the morning and experts will be on hand to help you improve your marine species ID skills and learn about Carlingford Lough’s marine biodiversity.

Event location

This event will take place on the shores of Carlingford Lough. The event information hub will be the Cloughmore Centre, 60 Shore Road, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3DQ.

Programme & booking

Saturday 6 October

Boat dives with Seasearch (for qualified Seasearch divers only)

Cost: £35 per person

Booking: Request full details and a booking form from seasearchni@gmail.com or join the ‘Seasearch Northern Ireland’ group on Facebook

Sunday 7 October

Talks, teaching and shoreline BioBlitz, open to all!

Cost: Free

Booking: To book your place download the booking form (PDF).

Download the BioBlitz programme for full details of the event.

Further information

Contact Sally Stewart-Moore by email sally.stewart-moore@nmni.com or telephone 028 9039 5195

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