Oceans Day was first declared as 8th June at the Earth Summit in Rio
de Janeiro in 1992. In June 1992, over 150 Heads of States signed the Convention
on Biological Diversity at Rio de Janeiro. They did so to express a shared
belief that action must be taken to halt the worldwide loss of animal and
plant species and genetic resources.
WORLD OCEANS DAY FAYRE 2001
MARINE LIFE DISPLAYS
2 June 2001
World Oceans Day Fayre on Coronation Green, Shoreham-by-Sea, presents the
world of the oceans both to the uninitiated with plenty to interest the
experienced rockpooler, diver or fisherman. The main display of live
lobsters, crabs, will be complemented with a selection of smaller animals
from the seas off Sussex, with rock pool fish, crabs, sea anemones and
some of the more unusual life that can be seen through the glass sides
of an aquarium.
will be treated to the popular hands-on supervised display of the smaller
marine life, together with a variety of colouring and interactive activities.
will be on hand to answer questions and there will be displays of underwater
photography, sea birds, shingle plants, seashells and remains washed up
on the strandline, and information about whales, dolphins and sharks.
include Jim Partridge (Monteum Ltd), Adur Environmental Health (Natalie
Brahma-Pearl), Andy Horton and Len Nevell (British Marine Life Study Society),
West Sussex County Council Countryside Management Unit, Steve Savage (Sea
Watch Foundation), Melanie Blunden, David Wood, Sussex Sea Fisheries District
Committee, Southampton Oceanography, Sean Clark, Ray Hamblett and Willows
First School, Lancing.
Natalie Brahma-Pearl, Adur World Oceans Day, Tel: 01273 263347
contact: Andy Horton, British Marine Life Study
Society, Tel: 01273 465433
2001 web page:
ESCAPE EXHIBITION AT THE MARLIPINS MUSEUM
the Battle of Worcester (3 September), Charles II had to flee from the
Cromwellian forces. He eventually made his way to Bramber were he had to
cross the substantial bridge over the
River Adur. The route to the coast then followed the present hill route
from Beeding Hill to Old Shoreham via Erringham.
The story then says he ventured to Brighthelmstone (Brighton) where he
met the skipper of the Surprise, Nicholas Tattersall, in a pub called the
George. The King and Tattersall and crew boarded the 60 ton coal brig "Surprise"
which departed from Shoreham (15 October) for
Fécamp in France when the tide was right.
25 May 2001 (Anniversary of King Charles II return at Dover) there will
be an Exhibition to celebrate the 350th anniversary of his secret departure
CONJUNCTION WITH WORLD OCEANS DAY
to 15 June 2001
Civic Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Adur Exhibition will celebrate the varied wildlife of the lower
Adur Valley including the whole of the Adur District.
display will contain a collection of photographs and information on the
undersea world of the English Channel and the Sussex seashore.
Horton, British Marine Life Study Society, Tel: 01273 465433.
Brahma-Pearl, Adur World Oceans Day Tel: 01273 263347