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Head down to Scottburgh Main Beach this Sunday at 8am to celebrate one of the world’s top 10 dive sites, Aliwal Shoal, in support of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Day. This is one of 42 MPAs being celebrated countrywide in the run-up to MPA Day (1 August) which, in its second year, has become a global celebration of these ‘game reserves of the sea’.

In addition to being a home to a variety of marine life – and a cleaning station for the highly-endangered shortfin devil rays – Aliwal Shoal has also been identified as a Hope Spot by Mission Blue, scientific recognition that this space is critical to the health of the ocean. Its environmental importance also encourages much-needed tourism to the area, with Aliwal Shoal one of the best big game diving sites globally. To promote worldwide support for MPAs such as Aliwal Shoal, and to be part of the global climate crisis awareness movement, event-goers are encouraged to share images and videos of their participation on social media using #MPADay #LetsTalkMPAs #MPA #MarineProtectedArea.

 

Dr Judy Mann and her husband Bruce, both respected marine scientists have compiled a book which will help strandlopers identify some of the mysterious creatures found on our Rocky Shores. Join Judy and Bruce for their MPA talk with Q&A sessions followed by beach and rocky shores exploration.

MPA Day event details Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022 Time: 8am paddle out/backline gathering; from 8.30am/9am MPA Talk by Dr Judy and Bruce Mann with Q&A session followed by beach and rocky shores exploration.  Venue: Scottburgh Main Beach (backline and grass banks).

Find out more about this and other MPA Day activities at www.marineprotectedareas.org.za, or check out the social media pages: Instagram @marineprotectedareassa, Twitter @MPAsSA1 or Facebook Marine Protected Areas SA (@MPASouthAfrica).

Photo Credit : Dr Judy Mann / Dennis King

 

 

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