A variety of activities are being held to get people involved
in looking after Otago's coast during Seaweek.
Activities begin today with a display about marine species at
the Meridian mall in Dunedin and continue with beach
clean-ups and chances to learn more about Otago's coast.
The New Zealand Marine Studies Centre's Marine Metre Squared
project will launch a new guide for the sandy and muddy shore
tomorrow, to go alongside its rocky shore guide, and there
will be opportunities for people to see its practical
application at six places along the coast.
Information gathered helps scientists improve coastal
Tomorrow the Dunedin Coastal Clean-up will take place on
beaches along the coast, groups such as the Kiwi Conservation
Club and the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust helping out.
Other activities include ''An Evening at Sea'' at Otago
Museum and film screenings and storytelling at the Dunedin