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Nature Talk:

Secrets Of The Underwater World

Nicola Cooke Published: 28 December 2023

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The anemone fish is one of our fish favourites from the Red Sea. Photo credit: Sam and Barry Lister

On Thursday 11th January 2024 at 7:30 pm join Wymondham Nature Group for an illustrated talk by Sam and Barry Lister.

On undersea adventures a different and exciting world awaits the exploring diver, and many unexpected fish and creatures can be found that are often living in unusual and spectacular underwater habitats.

Sam and Barry Lister are keen divers and have spent many years capturing images of the marine life and seascapes around the Norfolk coastline and further afield.

The shipwreck is the Minx, a shallow wreck on the Dorset Jurassic coast. Photo credit: Sam and Barry Lister

The Norfolk coastline has the largest chalk reef in Europe and this stunning reef which is topped by colourful seaweeds, sponges and other marine life. It has many secrets to share. The reef has extensive chalk gulleys and unusual arches which provide a sheltered home for a wide variety of fish, crustaceans, and other sea creatures.

The Norfolk seabed is also home to many historic shipwrecks which have become artificial reefs and important habitats for fish and marine species.

By spending many hours underwater, Sam and Barry have become familiar with the undersea environment, and they have encountered many amazing, unusual, and potentially dangerous creatures.

Tompot Blenny Fish
The tompot blenny is a charismatic UK fish regularly found off the Norfolk coast. Photo credit: Sam and Barry Lister

Join Sam and Barry to find out more about some of the Secrets of the Underwater World both here in the UK and other areas of the world which have great marine diversity.

Venue: Town Green Centre, Wymondham, NR18 0PW (behind Wymondham Methodist Church). All welcome - admission £3, NWT members £2 – no booking required.  Further details from Ann Carpenter on 01508 488337.

Follow Wymondham Nature Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WymondhamNatureGroup/

Wymondham Nature Group is the local members’ group of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Registered Charity No. 208734.

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