Celebrate Marine Biodiversity
- Jewels of the Sea
The theme for Seaweek'99 is "Celebrate Marine Biodiversity". As biodiversity is a somewhat abstract concept, we have included the secondary theme of "Jewels of the Sea".
In this way we hope to capture some of the feelings that many of us have about the astounding diversity of marine life that is found in the waters that surround our island continent.
Biodiversity is an excellent theme to bring to the attention of schools and community education groups. This theme will be approached in many ways and Seaweek'99 activities will focus on the meaning of biodiversity and its significance.