Tobermory Harbour has a new Marine Visitor Centre which opened to the public at the end of July.
The centre hosts interactive and informative displays of interest to all ages, covering a broad cross section of activities in and around Tobermory Bay and the Sound of Mull.
The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN) were delighted to be asked to have a presence there.
Their display board, on rays and sharks, is at the far end of the centre behind the touch pools. It is the first ‘marine’ area display visitors see as they circulate.
Half of the centre is environmentally focussed, looking at marine life, cetaceans, whale watching, sea science, invasive non native species.
The other half is dedicated to the fleet afloat, fishing, fish farms, RNLI, Coastguard and navigational information.
There is also a small viewing room with seating for 20 people, showing various wildlife films. The aquarium is up and running and feeding time for the crabs etc is at 2.00pm each day.
In the future, there will also be some ‘Touch Pools’ available for children, to give them a ‘hands on’ experience with some of the sea creatures found in the Bay.
More information is on the Tobermory Harbour website.