Live Animal Display of Lobsters, Small Sharks, and Large Crabs under SupervisionAquarium of Small Fish, Sea Anemones and Crustaceans from English Channel RockpoolsMarquee with Children's Interactive Activities, Touch Table, Popular Small Crabs Display for the Very Youngest Students of Sea Life Award Winning Photographs of British Marine Life, with Information Boards, and Experts on Hand to Answer Questions

In June 1992, over 150 Heads of States signed the Convention on Biological Diversity at Rio de Janeiro. They did so to express a shared belief that action must be taken to halt the worldwide loss of animal and plant species and genetic resources. World Oceans Day was first declared as 8th June at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

Events will occur all around the world on and around this day.

World Oceans Day Exhibition
Saturday 2 June 2001   10 am – 4.00 pm
Shoreham-by-Sea,  West Sussex


Adur will be one of the leaders in the United Kingdom when it presents an Exhibition celebrating the official World Oceans Day. The event will take place on Saturday 2 June 2001 in Shoreham-by-Sea, on Coronation Green (TQ 216050), adjacent to the footbridge over the River Adur, with the start of the Adur Festival. You are invited to participate, or just come along on the day.


Len Nevell (BMLSS) showing a Shore Crab to Katherine Hamblett (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)

Education about the Oceans

The object of the exhibition is to provide information about the oceans. Monteum Ltd of Shoreham will present a display of live creatures, lobsters, crabs, shellfish etc. from the English Channel which the youngsters (and older people as well) can have a close look at and have their questions answered by Jim Partridge and other experts.

There will activities for the younger children, like colouring, face painting and competitions (please enquire for details) to make it a fun day out for all of the family.

Shoreham-by-Sea on World Oceans Day 2001 (Pen Picture)


The Old Schoolhouse will hold a fête called “Becalmed” on theme of the "Oceans" with sideshows and refreshments.

If you read this web page as the Secretary of a club or organisation, we would be grateful if you could announce the exhibition to the members at a meeting, with our contact telephone numbers and EMail addresses.


Interior of the Adur WOD Marquee (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)

Opportunities for Contributions

There is also an opportunity for anybody with an interest in the oceans to contribute towards the World Oceans Day Exhibition. This can be a variety of ways from the display of school projects on the oceans, to public display of works of art on the ocean theme, photographs of ocean life &/or sea birds, shingle flora, or anything else you can think of. If you just want to be part of the show, there are activities requiring helpers. A marquee will be provided for undercover events and shelter.

A BIODIVERSITY EXHIBITION will also be held in the Civic Centre Foyer for the duration of the Adur Festival. There is also display space for Ocean Projects on the Internet.

We would appreciate it if you could indicate the size and nature of the display you wish to put on and let us know if you wish to participate before 3 May 2001.

If you are interested and want to know more, please reply.



Andy Horton (British Marine Life Study Society)
Tel:  01273 465433
Fax:  none

Natalie Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council)  Tel:   01273  263347


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