The Scottish Shark Tagging Programme was once again invited along a Marine Education Day for Primary School children organised by the Group for Recycling in Argyll and Bute (or GRAB Trust). So, on Monday the 25th of Novermber, our Project Officer Ed Wright, attended along with other organisations including the Marine Conservation Society and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) to talk to children from eight schools about different aspects of the marine environment.
Ed had some very enthusiastic children during the day with several budding marine biologists among them. The children learnt that sharks evolved millions of years before even the dinosaurs and yet for the first time they are under threat from us humans. We looked at just what makes sharks so successful from their six senses to their skeleton made of cartilage. A great day was had by all and we will be back for the next event in Dunoon in the New Year.