SharkFest returns to Bristol this May

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Do you love the ocean? Do you enjoy photography, scuba diving, freediving or travel? Would you like to get into marine biology or conservation as a career? Do you want to help protect the environment? Do you want to learn more about sharks and rays in the UK? Are you looking for a family-friendly way to spend your Saturday? Is it a rainy day in Bristol and you want to try something new?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you should come to SharkFest this May!

Date: Saturday 12th May

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: The Station, Bristol

Tickets: £10 and under 16’s go free!

SharkFest UK brings together global conservation organisations, scientists, divers, surfers, teachers, artists, film-makers, families and shark fanatics; to encourage collaboration, positivity and active participation in marine conservation. The goal is for shark conservation to have a bigger impact on the world stage through public education and partnerships between global efforts. Together we are stronger!

In the Speakers Room you can hear talks from: The Shark Trust, Basking Shark Scotland, Marine Megafauna Foundation, Sea Shepherd, City to Sea, The Blowfish, Blue Ventures, Manta Trust, Ghost Fishing UK and Fin Fighters.

In the Exhibition Areas you will be able to participate in activities and chat with people from Fins Attached, Ghost Fishing UK, The Fins United Initiative, WWF, Fin Fighters, Zero Green, Wild Nature Press & Marc Dando, Shark Guardian, Love the Oceans, Cape RADD, In Deep diving centre, Wise Oceans, OceanFox dive centre (presenting Shark School by Erich Ritter), Manta Trust, The Shark Trust, Basking Shark Scotland, Blue Ventures, City to Sea and Surfers Against Sewage.

You can also expect children’s activities, short films and lots of ocean optimism!

Tickets and exclusive event t-shirts are available via the Facebook event page or Eventbrite.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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