August 18th, 2021

New mini aquarium is teeming with local marine life

A native marine life aquarium which shows the richness of the waters off the Sussex coast can now be visited inside Worthing Coastal Office.

Rockpool Reef was created by the Councils’ Coastal Wardens - who collected water, sediment and corals for the tank, by hand.

Already, the abundance of marine life which was living inside has shown itself, including cuttlefish fry, shrimp, crab, hermit crab and small mullet fry.

The team is looking forward to documenting the creatures’ growth and telling their stories to anyone who wishes to visit.

Talks will include fascinating facts - like learning the common prawns inside the aquarium are almost invisible when hunkered down in the sand - hiding or awaiting their next meal.

The Coastal Wardens aim to offer experiences to schools, individuals and passers-by. The Worthing Coastal Office is open from 9am-5pm, seven days a week. 

Visitors can pop in, but for talks and to ensure a member of staff is around, it is best to book by calling 01903 238 977 or emailing
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