A presentation on local plants and animals found in Strangford Lough
Strangford Lough is an inland fully saline sea connected to the Irish Sea through a long narrow channel often referred to by locals as ‘the river’. Within the body of the lough the current speeds drop off the further north you go and the current speeds are directly correlated to the nature and structure of the underlying seabed. The nature of the seabed and water flows dictates what type of marine life are to be found in any particular region. This presentation by Joe Breen,Senior Scientific Officer will show the range and diversity of animal and plant forms to be found in the lough. The unique collection of biodiversity forms was the main reason for designating Strangford Lough as Britain’s first Marine Protected area in 1995.
Ample parking - disabled access. Free admission. Refreshments will be served.