SeaQuarium prepares for Easter Eggstravaganza

Reporter:

Suzanne Jordan

RHYL’s SeaQuarium will be celebrating eggs of a “very different variety” this Easter.

The attraction will host activities dedicated to the huge array of “weird and wonderful eggs” found in the oceans.

Events will run between Saturday, April 1 to Sunday, April 23.

Children and adults can look forward to ‘eggsploring’ the centre to help find the eggs that have gone missing deep in the tanks.

Those who are clever another to crack the Easter password in the Eggsplorer’s Trail, will win an Easter treat.

A competition – to win a16GB iPod Touch – will also be held.

Aquarist Gareth Mead said: “This time of year is perfect to show visitors the eggs of the ocean, especially as we’ve just had lots of eggs laid. I was shocked to see so many egg cases turn up overnight in one of our tanks and we haven’t had any hatch for a few years now, so fingers crossed for these ones.

“The fertile eggs will go on display in special nursery tanks ready for the Easter Eggstravaganza event. Visitors will be able to watch them grow and develop and eventually, we hope, hatch into babies.”

SeaQuarium – In association with Shark Trust UK – are asking anyone who spots any egg cases on the beach, to get in contact with them, or alternatively visit www.eggcase.org to report their findings.

Gareth said: “The empty egg cases that wash up on our beaches all year round are an easily accessible source of information on the whereabouts of skate, shark and ray nursery grounds and we would like to hear from anyone who finds them.”

Additionally to the competition and trail, there will be daily interactive shows by the resident seals and a chance for children to make their very own Easter crafts.

The SeaQuarium opens from 10am until 5pm.

Further information is available from SeaQuarium’s official website www.seaquarium.co.uk or telephone 01745 344660.

Email:

suzanne.jordan@nwn.co.uk

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