MPA Day Treasure Hunt at Dalebrook


Treasure Hunt at Dalebrook! Focusing on Cape Town and surrounds, the Two Oceans Aquarium along with I Am Water, OceanHub Africa and the Save Our Seas Shark Centre will be hosting a special “treasure hunt” at the Dalebrook tidal pools. This is part of the events programme for Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Day, on 1 August 2022.

Where: Dalebrook tidal pools in the Table Mountain National Park MPA
When: Saturday 30 July - 10h00 to 11h30
Wear: Non-slip shoes, waterproof or quick-dry clothing, wetsuit
Bring: Hat, sunscreen, water in a reusable bottle, phone, camera

The whole family will have loads of fun while adventuring around the rock pools, looking for animals and plants to identify. This will also be a great opportunity to learn more about the tidal zone animals from the staff and volunteers of the Two Oceans Aquarium, I am Water, OceanHub Africa, and Save Our Seas Shark Centre. 

Sure you'll enjoy the Treasure Hunt at Dalebrook!

The inaugural Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Day, held on 1 August 2021, was a major success with the national event now set to go global in 2022. Everyone is welcome to celebrate these ‘game reserves of the sea’ with a number of exciting activities planned at home and abroad.

For a full list of activities for the whole of South Africa, please have a look here.

Photo competition
Marine Protected Areas offer amazing opportunities to make everlasting memories, and to take wonderful photos. The 2022 MPA Day celebrations also include a photo competition. Great prizes are up for grabs for both above, and below water images taken in South African MPAs. Full details can be found here.

Twitter chat
On 1 August, between 18h00 and 19, there will be a Twitter chat, featuring MPA Day Alliance members. This chat is open to anyone who would like to join. #MPADay #LetsTalkMPAs.

Then, from 19h00 on the same day, a fascinating webinar titled “Do Marine Protected Areas Work?” will be presented. Topics that will be covered in the webinar are:
Survey fishing and its role in MPA management - Prof Colin Attwood (UCT)
Fish tagging and how it has been used in MPAs - Dr Bruce Mann (ORI)
Acoustic telemetry and its relevance to MPA research - Dr Ryan Daly (ORI)
Visual census and underwater videos and how they are used in MPA research - Dr Ant Bernard (SAIAB)
Register for the webinar here.

Get snapping and upload your MPA discovery photos to the iNaturalist app as part of the MPA Day BioBlitz between 29 and 31 July. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Details of the MPA Day BioBlitz can be found here.

FOLLOW MPA DAY:  Instagram @marineprotectedareassa | Twitter @MPAsSA1 | Facebook Marine Protected Areas SA (@MPASouthAfrica)

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