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Explore the SeafloorThis Sunday June 6th 2010 the Explore the Seafloor Roadshow will be at Newhaven Fort in Sussex. The Fort, built in the 1860’s, is hosting an event day with┬ácommunity groups joining in the fun to raise awareness of local projects. The Explore the Seafloor team will be on site all day with a range of hands-on activties for you to try.

Come and hold real archaeological finds from below the waves, meet some of the creatures that live off of the South Coast and see if you are brave enough to explore our mystery deep sea feelie boxes.

For more information on finding the Fort and the opening hours, visit Newhaven Fort’s website.

Seafloor Explorers dug deep to learn about the Thames Estuary

Our first Roadshow finished on Sunday after a hugely successful week. Nearly 25,000 people met our staff at London Aquarium and Explored the Seafloor for themselves, getting hands on and up close to the fascinating undersea world of the Thames Estuary.

Our visitors really enjoyed being able to touch artefacts from under the sea and learn about animals and their habitats. Many were surprised to learn that undersea areas around Britain today were once dry land where mammoths roamed and huge rivers gouged out deep channels, now visible on the seafloor. The touch boxes were a great hit but lots of adults were too scared to put their hands in!

Our team are hard at work preparing for the next Roadshow, which explores the archaeology, ecology and geology of the South Coast. Explore it for yourself at Brighton Sea Life centre between the 19th and the 27th June.

The Explore the Seafloor team on tour

The Explore the Seafloor team on tour

We’re hard at work, loading the van and finishing off our preparations for the first Explore the Seafloor Roadshow which starts this Saturday, May 22nd. We look forward to seeing you at the London Aquarium where we will be finding out what the seafloor of the Thames Estuary is really like – what it’s made of, what creatures live there and what we can learn about the heritage and history of our seabed.