Some 71% of the Earth’s surface is water. Even on dry land we’re irrevocably and closely connected with aquatic life. It provides us with oxygen, food, medicine and materials. Wild aquatic life infiltrates our lives in myriad surprising ways. Every other breath we take is filled with oxygen provided by ocean-dwelling microscopic plants. A variety of seaweed provides a means to test whether people are infected with viruses including Covid-19. Robotic design takes inspiration from a pike’s ability to accelerate with more G-force than a Porsche.
‘Wild Waters’, by Susanne Masters, celebrates the breadth of wildlife found in and around our varied waterways, from oceans and rivers to rock pools and ponds. Armchair explorers will find a fascinating account of how aquatic plants and animals enrich human life. Swimmers, paddleboarders, dog walkers, families and anyone with a passion for the great outdoors can learn about local wildlife, including when and where to look for different species without causing any harm.
Date and Time
15 October 2022 at 11:00 am
Tickets for this talk will be available 11 August for Friends of the Festival, general sale will be available 18 August 2022.
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