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World Oceans Day set

POSTED: June 4, 2012 9:38 a.m.

SAVANNAH — In celebration of World Oceans Day, Jacques Cousteau’s birthday and the new “Sea Jellies of the Georgia Coast” exhibit, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service will host free hands-on education programs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Grey Reef National Marine Sanctuary is providing free aquarium admission and educational activities in honor of Cousteau’s birthday.
The day’s activities will focus on the issue of marine debris and how it affects Georgia’s coastal waters and the ocean, and sea jellies. Activities include marine debris and sea jelly inspired crafts, a marine debris program, a salt marsh clean up, an aquarium treasure hunt and ocean stories.
The new “Sea Jellies of the Georgia Coast” exhibit will open at 10 a.m. with a half-hour introduction at 11 a.m. highlighting the local and global importance of sea jellies and water quality.

 

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