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Virtual Dives in Strangford Lough

14th February 2021
Diving in Strangford Lough Diving in Strangford Lough

As part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival this year, the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) is offering two Virtual Dives which will take you on an underwater journey above the seabed in Strangford Lough.

The dates are Thursday 18th and Thursday 25th February at 7 pm. Both are free online virtual experiences and are accessible for viewers with hearing loss.

Strangford Lough in County Down is almost landlocked and is the largest sea lough in the British Isles covering 150 sq km. Through the 8km long Narrows opening onto the Irish Sea at the southeastern end, 350 million litres of water flow twice a day.

The Lough supports diverse and colourful marine species communities for which it is designated as a Marine Conservation Zone, perfect for exploring. Queen's University Marine Biology Centre is located in Portaferry on Strangford Narrows.

To find out more click here

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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