University marine bike ride part of SeaWeek activities

2 March 2015

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The University's Coastal Marine Field Station staff will lead a coastal bike ride 'with a difference' as part of the Marine Station's annual Open Day on Saturday 7 March in Tauranga.

The family-friendly bike ride is part of the national Seaweek and will follow trails around the harbour coastline, and parts of Waikareao Estuary. En route, the University's Professor Chris Battershill will talk about the area's biodiversity and numerous ecological points of interest.

Between 12 noon and 3pm, the Marine Station will be open for people to come and learn more about the Bay of Plenty's thriving marine environment.

Professor Battershill says the open day activities are a chance to engage with the community about what's going on in the coastal environment, and look at things from a different perspective.

Meet at 9.45am at the Coastal Marine Field Station, Cross Road, Sulphur Point for a 10am start.

To register for the ride, email Nyree Sherlock, or 07 577 5376 or 027 286 7454

Seaweek activities run throughout New Zealand from 1-9 March.