Our scientists have spent the past 2 years exploring the seafloor – now it’s your turn!

Ecologists, archaeologists and geologists have been finding out what lies under the sea in areas that are targeted for aggregate dredging. These investigations are the largest of their kind to ever be undertaken in English waters and have looked in detail at the seafloor in the Outer Thames Estuary, the South Coast, the East Coast and the Humber regions.

The aim of these studies was to ensure that when we use the sea, we are using it sustainably, without damaging habitats or heritage. The Explore the Seafloor project team want everyone to be able to benefit from the results to understand and learn more about how we can protect our seafloor.

This summer Explore the Seafloor is hosting a series of exciting Roadshows around the country, where children and adults can get up close to artefacts from beneath the sea, explore the geology and hear directly from the projects’ scientists. To find out more about the seafloor in your area visit us at SEA LIFE centres and events around the UK.

You can also join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, and soon there will be underwater images on Flickr and exclusive video of the seabed on our YouTube channel

This autumn, teachers’ notes and resources will be available on this web portal so that the results of this project will be useful for years to come.

You can get in touch with the Explore the Seafloor project team at Wessex Archaeology via: splash@wessexarch.co.uk