(Above) Bottlenose Dolphins off Poole © Stewart Canham
(Below) Portugeuse Man o' War © Peter Tinsley & Rockpooling at Kimmeridge © Emma Goden
Dorset Wildlife Trust has pulled out all the stops to entertain children and adults for Marine Weeks (27 July 11 August) this year and there’s still plenty of time left to get involved.
Discover Dorset’s Marine Giants
Dorset’s biggest sea creatures will be the centre of attention at the Chesil Beach Centre this Saturday, where you can learn the who’s who of the biggest marine wildlife life size!
With lots of arts and craft activities, come and marvel at our imitation of a Pilot Whale that measures more than six metres, and help us create a life-sized 4ft Bottlenose Dolphin on our Dorset Marine Giants day on Saturday 10th August.
Learn about the one metre-wide Portuguese Man O War siphonophore with 20 metre tentacles and have your
photo taken in the basking shark’s one metre-wide jaw! (don’t worry, it isn’t real!)
There will be lots of activities throughout the day including face painting, a quiz and the chance to touch a shark!
Head down to the Chesil Beach Centre, Saturday 10 August, 12:00 16:00.
Get up close with sea life
If giants aren’t quite your thing why not try your hand at rockpooling at Kimmeridge.
With some of the best rock pools in the county it is a great place for spotting sea anemones and getting up close and personal with some of Dorset’s best marine wildlife.
A Rockpool Ramble will take place Sunday 11 August, 14:30 16:00. Meet at the WW2 Pill Box, Kimmeridge Bay. Admission costs £1.50 kids/£3 adult.
Click here to find out more about upcoming events.