the overcast day and the near gales that battered the marquee, Adur
Oceans Day 2005 was a success with live
animal displays of lobsters,
displays of sandy shore and rocky shore fauna, the simulated rock
pool, marine life photographs (all by the British
Marine Life Study Society), the dolphin exhibit (Sea
Watch Foundation and helpers), the Sussex Coastal Watch Project (Dee
Christensen), strandline touch tables (West
Sussex County Council Rural Strategy Unit), vegetated shingle of Shoreham
Beach and Widewater Lagoon (Dave and Marion
Wood) and the table of the Sussex
Ornithological Society (Audrey Wende,
with the photograph of the Gull-billed Tern
in company of a Black-headed Gull,
taken by Stanley Allen
of the Shoreham & District Ornithological
attendance was greater than last year as well and there was a continual
stream of visitors for six hours.
Adur World Oceans Day 2005 Picture Portfolio (by Ray Hamblett)
The exhibition was about the animals as well as people
British Marine Life Study Society: Len Nevell helped by Marc Abraham (Priory
Emergency Treatment Service, PETS), Andy Horton, Peter Talbot-Elsden, Ray, Jan and Katherine Hamblett and Hannah Luff.
Sea Watch Foundation: Steve Savage and his daughter Amber, with helpers including Marc Baldwin (independent).
WSCC Rural Strategy Unit: John Knight and Kathy Eels.
Administration assistance: Natalie Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council and Adur Festival), Neil Mitchell (WSCC Rural Strategy Unit), David Steadman (Shoreham Town Partnership).
British Marine Life News 2005