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8 June 2015

Project Seagrass

To celebrate World Environment Day on Friday 5th June, and World Oceans Day on Monday June 8th, Dr Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, a Research Fellow here at Sustainable Places, held a number of fun activities with Project Seagrass at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, North Wales.

Hafan y Mor campsite has one of Wales' largest seagrass meadows, right on its doorstep yet those at the campsite were unaware it was there. Children throughout the campsite contributed to painting a seagrass mural including a variety of fish and sea creatures. At low tide there was even an opportunity for the children to have a look at the seagrass meadow.

Dr Leanne Cullen-Unsworth said "It was a great opportunity to educate the general public about the importance of seagrass and discuss the benefits to the wildlife, people and the planet. Over 1 billion people live within 50km of a seagrass meadow, yet only a small fraction of these people even know seagrass exists."

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