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REF NO.: 75

SUBJECT: World Oceans Day celebrations at Middle Cove Beach

DATE: June 5

Memorial’s Department of Ocean Sciences will celebrate World Oceans Day 2018 at Middle Cove Beach on Thursday, June 7. This year’s theme is Marine Debris.

Grade 5 students from Roncalli Elementary and St. Francis of Assisi have been invited to the beach to learn about the importance of the ocean in our own backyard, our impact on the ocean (particularly relating to marine debris), invasive species, ways for us to protect this fascinating underwater world. 

Activities for the day include a beach cleanup, learning about local marine life through an interactive touch tank and interacting with Memorial University researchers, staff, students and scientific divers, as well as representatives from partner organizations, including the Oceans Learning Partnership, Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove and the Aquatic Invasive Species and Marine Debris units of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

The event will begin at 9:10 a.m. at Middle Cove Beach. 

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For further information, please contact Kelly Foss, communications advisor, Faculty of Science, at (709) 864-2019, (709) 699-3788, or kfoss@mun.ca.

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