'What Lies Beneath the Waves?'

An illustrated talk by marine scientist and MHK Dr Michelle Haywood about the rich variety of life in our UNESCO Biosphere's waters.

3rd May 2023

Drawing on years of diving and snorkelling around the Island, Dr Michelle Haywood's talk explores some of the amazing marine life found in Manx waters. The beauty of the deep will brought to the surface in a presentation richly illustrated with photographs and videos.

Dr Haywood wasn’t always a Member of the House of Keys. Before being elected, she had explored more of the Manx territorial sea than Manx territorial land.

With more than 25 years' diving experience, Dr Haywood has conducted underwater surveys, runs the annual Splash-In photography and videography competition and has trained many snorkelers and divers.

The talk is part of Manx Wildlife Week (29th April-7th May 2023), run by Manx National Heritage with Manx Wildlife Trust

Tickets are free. Book via Eventbrite here and please remember to cancel your ticket via Eventbrite if you cannot attend.

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Photo: Dr Haywood by Simon Rogerson.


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