Marine giants to make waves at Foyleside

Take a selfie with your favourite animal.
Take a selfie with your favourite animal.

To celebrate Northern Ireland Marine Week, Foyleside have partnered with the Loughs Agency and Ulster Wildlife to bring one of the best Marine Life replica exhibitions to the centre on Sunday 27th July, Monday 28th July and Tuesday 29th July.

The Whale Workshop has travelled the world raising awareness all around the UK and as far away as Chile and Australia, delivering the conservation message and marine life workshops and information sessions, educating people throughout the world on the subject.

You can visit the exhibition this week at Foyleside Shopping Centre and learn more about species including the Basking Shark, Minke Whale, five species of dolphin, Grey Seal, Harbour Porpoise and the Leatherback Turtle, all of which can be seen around the coastline of Northern Ireland.

Lots of info and answers to your questions, plus a chance to take a “selfie” alongside your favourite creature - so bring your phone or camera!  

Ulster Wildlife will also be helping city dwellers plunge into our underwater world with touch tanks full of fascinating rocky shore creatures, from see through shrimps to blood-red sea anemones. all of which will be on display in the centre for the three days.

Fergal Rafferty, Centre Manager at Foyleside commented:

“We are delighted to welcome The Whale Workshop to the centre this week and be able to deliver a very important message to the public about marine life and the importance of preserving it.

“We at Foyleside also look forward to learning more ourselves and seeing some fantastic exhibition work as well as live marine life in the centre.”

National Marine Week runs from 26 July to 11 August. Throughout the two weeks, Ulster Wildlife is offering a host of free family activities across Northern Ireland. 

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