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SEAS the DAY! World Ocean Day 2007

GALWAY ATLANTAQUARIA AND THE MARINE INSTITUTE CELEBRATE WORLD OCEAN DAY 10TH JUNE

Galway Atlantaquaria and the Marine Institute are proud to join forces to celebrate the 14th annual international World Ocean Day with lots of Pirates enjoying a family fun day of events including Puppeteers, Children’s Art Competition, Spot Prizes, Cartoon Drawing Classes, Treasure Hunt, Touch Pools, Tank Diving, and many more demonstrations and exhibits at Atlantaquaria in Salthill, Galway on Sunday 10th June starting at 11.00 am.    

World Ocean Day is part of the “Ocean Project”, an international network of over 700 aquariums, zoos, museums, and conservation organisations worldwide, and aims to coordinate opportunities for individuals to learn more about the sea. Galway Atlantaquaria and the Marine Institute will be joined by other Irish partners including BIM, the Western Regional Fisheries Board, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, the Irish Wildlife Trust, NUIG, GMIT, and others to celebrate Ireland’s 220 million acre marine resource.  Galway Bay Sailing club is also hosting the Irish Multi-Hull Association Western Championships over the weekend which should create lots of activity in the area.  

Children (4-14) are encouraged to take part in the World Ocean Day Art Competition.  This is an opportunity to think about how Ireland can help protect the beaches, oceans and sea life from pollution and climate change around the world.  For more information about entering the World Ocean Day Art competition visit www.nationalaquarium.ie or phone Galway Atlantaquaria 091 585 100  

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