4 June 2005. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adur World Oceans Day
Venue: Coronation Green, New Shoreham
Adur Festival Event
Photograph by Ray Hamblett Clouds collect over Adur World Oceans Day 2005 on Coronation Green, Shoreham, keeping visitors inside the marquee out of the near gale force winds (Photograph by Ray Hamblett) Steve Savage and Marc Baldwin with the Sea Watch Foundation Dolphin Display (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)

Despite the overcast day and the near gales that battered the marquee, Adur World Oceans Day 2005 was a success with live animal displays of lobsters, crabs, aquarium displays of sandy shore and rocky shore fauna, the simulated rock pool, marine life photographs (all by the British Marine Life Study Society), the dolphin exhibit (Sea Watch Foundation and helpers), the Sussex Coastal Watch Project (Dee Christensen), strandline touch tables (West Sussex County Council Rural Strategy Unit), vegetated shingle of Shoreham Beach and Widewater Lagoon (Dave and Marion Wood) and the table of the Sussex Ornithological Society (Audrey Wende, with the photograph of the Gull-billed Tern in company of a Black-headed Gull, taken by Stanley Allen of the Shoreham & District Ornithological Society.)
Katherine and Hanna presented a simulated rock pool (Photograph by Ray Hamblett) Simulated Rock Pool at Adur World Oceans Day 2005 Andy Horton with the Lobster in the tank (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)

The attendance was greater than last year as well and there was a continual stream of visitors for six hours.
Adur World Oceans Day 2005 Picture Portfolio (by Ray Hamblett)
Shore Crab, Carcinus maenas, with its mate (Photograph by Ray Hamblett) Common Starfish with Bullhead

The exhibition was about the animals as well as people

British Marine Life Study Society: Len Nevell helped by Marc Abraham (Priory
Emergency Treatment Service, PETS), Andy Horton, Peter Talbot-Elsden, Ray, Jan and Katherine Hamblett and Hannah Luff.
Sea Watch Foundation: Steve Savage and his daughter Amber, with helpers including Marc Baldwin (independent).
WSCC Rural Strategy Unit: John Knight and Kathy Eels.
Administration assistance: Natalie Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council and Adur Festival), Neil Mitchell (WSCC Rural Strategy Unit), David Steadman (Shoreham Town Partnership).
Kathy Eels (WSCC) on the Touch Table Andy Horton with the BMLSS Marine Aquarium Display (Photograph by Ray Hamblett) David and Marion Wood's Seashore Flora Exhibition
Marc Abraham (PETS) with the Octopus (Photograph by Ray Hamblett) Kathy Eels (WSCC) on the Touch Table John Knight (WSCC) on the Touch Table

British Marine Life News 2005