Youngsters invited to wildlife spot off St Ives coast

2014 was a busy and exciting year for sealife sightings down here in the South West. I’d have young guests on their cheap caravan holidays coming up to me weekly, with pictures and videos of our acrobatical and cheeky marine life.

Few show more enthusiasm for the region’s wildlife than the youngsters, and it’s these that have been invited to explore Cornish waters this weekend, with the help of local marine and wildlife experts.

Sea Watching Cornwall Wildlife Trust | John Fowler Cheap Family Holidays

Image Credit: john47kent Flickr

Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Seaquest Southwest, a project which collects public sightings of all marine creatures, will be holding sea watching sessions in St Ives on Sunday. The sessions are setup especially for members of Fox Club, the junior membership of the trust.

St Ives Bay is a particular hot spot and experts will be available to discuss and answer questions on the region’s dolphins, sharks, whales and seals as well as the local sea birds.

A representative for Cornwall Wildlife Trust said: “Seaquest Southwest is a long-standing project that relies on the general public sending Cornwall Wildlife Trust their records of sea sightings such as dolphins, whales and other marine wildlife.”

“As a result, there has been a steady stream of data over the years, which has provided a fantastic insight into our Cornish whale and dolphin populations.”

The session takes place on Sunday January 18 between 11am and 2pm, to book a spot call 01872 273939.

I might even take Freddy down – we can fill ourselves with knowledge to pass on to you guys on your cheap family holidays UK!