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As you can see we have been hard at work upgrading and redesigning the Explore the Seafloor website. We think the new design makes finding things and looking through the website an even better experience than before.

Side-scan sonar

 Let us know what you think in the comments section.

With all this recent frosty weather we have had plenty of time in the office to create our exciting new secondary school lessons and games. The lessons focus on marine food webs, ancient landscapes and the amazing technology which helps us map the seafloor. The eLearning games are being built with the skill of web animator Chris Day from Little Creature. Each of our games are designed to test your knowledge of the seafloor AND your skill. The games will be going live in February so don’t forget to check the website.

Even though our games aren’t finished yet you can check out some other interesting ones on the following websites:

The Explore the Seafloor team continues to be busy over this summer period. We spent the last two weeks interacting with all the friendly people in the Norfolk area. We took our display to the Lowestoft airshow and provided shelter and entertainment to some rain soaked visitors. Despite thunder and lightning the mood at the show was enthusiastic and the rain didn’t stop people from enjoying our seafloor display and the amazing aircraft acrobatics.

Following a quick pack up the roadshow moved to the lovely environs of the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre education room. We felt very at home surround by the colourful fish and murals. Visitors displayed an interest in the archaeological finds and were excited that many artefacts were originally found near Great Yarmouth. Our weaver fish however, stole the show bringing back people’s memories of how it feels to get up close and personal with a live one – ouch!

Weaver fish investigation.

Weaver fish investigation.

Visit our facebook page to view the latest pictures.

Visit our facebook page to view the latest photos from our roadshows and events at:!/exploretheseafloor


Or view our feedback section to see some of the magnificent artwork from Weymouth.



Snorkelling for artefacts at last year's show

Here is a great event for those of you in Hampshire! We will be attending the Hampshire Water Festival on the 24th and 25th of July at Staunton Country Park. Our interactive seafloor display will be in the Education Marquee along with other exhibitors such as WaterAid, WWF and Ecover.

Come on down for a whole lot of watery fun.

Our team has just returned from Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary and had a great time chatting to all the visitors. The centre has a long history of rescuing and rehabilitating animals and our message of seafloor research and protection fitted in perfectly. We were excited to see the show advertised in the local paper and on local road signs, and would like to thank all those in Scarborough for making us feel welcome.

Trying to be an ancient deer.

Trying to be an ancient deer.

We had a mixture of school groups and families visiting us and they were all excited to see our ‘Please touch’ signs. Many of our visitors were from Scotland as the roadshow coincided with the Scottish school holidays. This was an excellent opportunity to reach a new audience and explain to them what the English seafloor is really made of.

To see pictures of the Scarborough roadshow go to our facebook page

Next stop, Weymouth!! This roadshow will be held from the 24th of July to the 2nd of August. See you there.

Our team had a fantastic nine days at the Brighton Sea Life centre. Though we had to contend with the brilliant sunshine, a returning turtle and that football match, we had a great number of guests come through and explore the displays. All of our visitors were inquisitive and enjoyed learning about the seafloor and

Sneaking a peak at the Brighton Roadshow.

 the amazing things that can be found. The visiting school groups came up with excellent suggestions for where the archaeological artefacts could have been from and produced some colourful postcards which can be viewed here.

After a quick turn around the van is on its way to Scarborough. This roadshow is hosted by Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary and will focus on the seafloor studies in the Humber region. If you are in the area drop on by and chat to our enthusiastic team or get hands on and explore the activities yourselves.

The Scarborough roadshow will run from the 3rd of July to the 11th.