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SEA-CHANGERS MARINE CONSERVATION CHARITY DIVES IN!

By Sea-Changers  |  Posted: September 21, 2012

Left To Right: Maya Plass (Sea-Changer Patron, Rachel Lopata and Helen Webb, Co-Founders of Sea-Changers and Dominic Boothroyd, National Lobster Hatchery

Left To Right: Maya Plass (Sea-Changer Patron, Rachel Lopata and Helen Webb, Co-Founders of Sea-Changers and Dominic Boothroyd, National Lobster Hatchery

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Last week, new marine conservation charity

Sea—Changers gave its first small grant to the National Lobster Hatchery in

Padstow, Cornwall. The donation of £500 was formally handed over when

Sea-Changers visited the Hatchery on 13th September 2012. The money will be

used to feed the baby lobsters that the Hatchery nurtures for release back into

the wild.

Following the visit to the Hatchery,

Sea-Changers' patron Maya Plass and its two Co-Founders Rachel Lopata and Helen

Webb were given the opportunity to scuba dive and release some of the young

lobsters into the sea. This was made possible due to the support of Newquay-based

dive operator, Atlantic Diving.

Chris and Annabelle Lowe of Atlantic Diving

have been supporting Sea-Changers for some time, raising the profile of the

marine conservation charity's work with the divers they serve. They generously

supported the lobster release, offering their boat and their knowledge of the

best local dive sites for the release of the lobsters.

The Sea-Changers team were joined by three marine

wildlife educators for the lobster release dive and a total of around 90 baby

lobsters were set free at a dive site near Newquay.

Helen Webb, Co-Founder of Sea-Changers said

– "It was a fantastic dive and so great to have a direct role in the Lobster

Hatchery's important work. The team at Atlantic Diving made the experience both

very enjoyable and entirely safe – a big thanks to Annabelle and Chris."

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