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Sea What's There

30 September 2019

Sea What's There is an important event set to take place on 9th October, held at Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.

sea what's there is an event to share the damaging effects of plastic, climate change, and overfishing

At Newlands Holidays we are dedicated to reducing our single use plastics. We were delighted to receive a Plastic Free Champion award earlier in the year – so this is an event we are keen to support.

Sea What's There will welcome four inspirational speakers to discuss the effects of plastic, climate change, and overfishing of our seas.

William Thompson


The explorer Willian Thompson is the author of The Book of Tides, and The World of Tides and Tide Walker. William has been featured in The Daily Telegraph, on the BBC, and in The Scotsman.

Anne Baker


In 2014, along with other scientists, Anne Baker famously took part in eXXpedition. From this experience she gained first hand knowledge of the scale of the challenge of ocean plastic pollution. She developed an in-depth understanding of the impact of plastic on our planet, the oceans, and our health.

Tom 'The Blowfish' Hird


Tom Hird is a Marine Biologist, broadcaster, author and science communicator. A regular face on British Television for the past few years, Tom has appeared as “The Blowfish” on CBBC, ITV, BBC, CITV and Channel 4 as Sunday Brunch’s resident wildlife expert. Recently Tom has presented the BBC worldwide production Fishing Impossible, which is now in its second series. Tom has written a book called Blowfish’s Oceanopedia – 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn’t Know About The Sea for Atlantic Books, following its initial success, the work will be translated into different languages for a global audience. He is credited as being the first person to play live music to sharks in both the UK and Africa.

Dr Adam Rees


Dr Adam Rees is a Research Officer for Blue Marine Foundation. His PhD was a study in a Marine Protected Area in Lyme Bay Reserve that focused on the ecological impacts of crustacean potting. He will be giving an update on how his fascinating work has progressed.

Sea What's There - Event Details


The event starts at 7:00 P.M

Children and students advance, £5
Children and students on the door, £6
Adults advance, £10
Adults on the door, £12

Tickets are available in person from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres, online from Marine Theatre & over the phone on 01297 442138.
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