Kids can hold some amazing real, live sea creatures at this fun Touch Tank event
Here’s a summer memory they won’t forget.
Children and adults alike will have the opportunity to hold a variety of Cork’s hidden marine wildlife as part of a special University College Cork-led event to mark Heritage Week.
The Lough Hyne Touch Tank event will afford curious minds a chance to learn more about different starfish, crabs, sponges, urchins, sea squirts, and more near Skibbereen on Saturday, August 13th, 2022.
Run since 2005 in conjunction with Skibbereen Heritage Centre, The UCC Lough Hyne research team from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences scuba-dive into the depths of Lough Hyne to collect some common marine animals, which are then brought back to holding tanks for talks and demonstrations.
Project-lead Professor Rob McAllen said the occasion is a chance to witness wildlife that is usually hidden from view.
“The kids – big and small – enjoy holding the different animals and finding out about their lifestyles. Lough Hyne is located between Skibbereen and Baltimore so if you are in West Cork on August 13th why not come along – everyone is welcome,” he said.
The Lough Hyne Touch tank event takes place from 11.15am to 1pm, at the North Shore Car Park.