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SharkStuff Live! - join the experts to learn all about sharks in Dorset and beyond.

Saturday 14 April 2018 11:00 - 15:00

The shark experts from local organisation SharkStuff are joining us for a thrilling day for all shark-lovers. SharkStuff Live! starts with a presentation about sharks, both local and worldwide, and the threats they face from the ocean's most feared predator, man! This is followed by a rare opportunity to witness a live demonstration dissection of a dead shark for a close up view of the anatomy of these highly evolved animals, looking at what makes sharks so supremely adapted as marine hunters. You can also take a look at the SharkStuff display with lots of sharky bits and pieces for people to handle and learn about. There will also be experts on hand to answer your questions. Then it's out on the shore for a beach clean to remove some of the most deadly types of litter that sharks face in the ocean, and a hunt for the egg cases of sharks and rays which we'll bring back to the marine centre to identify and record the different species found. If you and your family are fascinated by sharks this is an event not to be missed! While it is suitable for both adults and children, be aware that the dissection will take place live, in the room, with film transmitted to a big screen for viewing. The audience will not take an active part in the dissection.

Come to the Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, located by the slipway in Kimmeridge Bay. Postcode BH20 5PE. Please be aware that access to Kimmeridge Bay is via a private road for which a toll of £5 per car is charged by Smedmore Estate (charges vary for other types of vehicle). Park in the main car park and follow the footpath to the east side of the bay.Costs for the talk and dissection are £3 per adult, £2 per child and spaces are limited so booking is essential - phone Marine Centre on 01929 481044. The talk starts at 11am. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The beach clean and egg case hunt start from the marine centre at 2pm and are free to take part with no booking required. The seashore activities involve walking over uneven and sometimes slippery rocks therefore sturdy shoes or wellingtons are essential.

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