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KENT COASTAL RESEARCH AND EVENTS
New Marine Wildlife Boat Adventures
The Royal Harbour in Ramsgate is soon to be home to Thanet's latest waterbome visitor attraction with the arrival of Windrider Rib Adventures.
Operating in direct
association with and under
guidance from Thanet District
Council Foreshore team and
the Kent Coastal Project,
visitors will have the chance
to venture out from the
town's historic Georgian
Harbour into the wildlife
playground that exists in the
coastal waters off the Isle Of
Thanet, in search of some of
the UKs most incredible marine wildlife. The company offers 3 different
levels of adventure experience from the short and swift Ocean Venturer (30
mins), through the medium duration Bays út Beaches (60 mins) to the fabulous
Seal Encounter (90 mins).
These exhilarating tours will involve visitors being transported in the company's purpose built 10m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) to view the coastline's amazing diversity of animals in their natural environment in a sensitive and safe manner. Using the latest US marine sonar technology, the RIB surveys the ocean for signs of marine life, manoeuvring to allow passengers to admire the splendour of these majestic animals through the naked eye, binoculars or camera lenses.
The most popular tour is likely to be Seal Encounter, where visitors will be taken out to the famous Margate and Goodwin Sands seal sanctuaries where they can observe Common and Grey Seals in their natural environment. The company has a wealth of experience and includes a graduate marine biologist on their team of fully trained staff. The trips are fully escorted, interactive and are narrated by wildlife experts.
For further information contact Windrider on 07931 744788 or info@windrider-rib.com
KMBRC database needs you!
The Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre (KMBRC) reports a great response to the launch of the Kent Environmental Information Database. Since January, the resource library has had over 400 hits to its on-line search facility, available at www.kmbrc.org.uk/keid.

Containing information from a variety of sources, the Database is designed to allow researchers to search for documents and reports that relate to Kent's coastal and marine environments. The long-term plan is to extend the Database to include the whole of Kent.

In order to keep the Database up-to-date, KMBRC is now accepting submissions. These can be made easily using the on-line form at www.kmbrc.org.uk/keid/submit, or by contacting KMBRC on 01622 685646/780.