The offshore oil and gas platforms pumping energy from the North Sea have become home to an astonishing variety of life.
With the help of Britannia Operator Limited and the University’s Oceanlab research facility, the University of Aberdeen’s Natural History Centre is offering a spring holiday opportunity to meet the marine life that has made its home around these enormous steel structures off the coast of Scotland.
As well as a variety of animals to look and touch there will be an opportunity to see a scale model of an actual platform, kindly loaned by Britannia as part of an initiative to support schools and public education about the environment around North Sea installations.
Additionally, the University’s Oceanlab has installed a ‘Lander‘ for the event, which is a freefall baited camera system that is used to explore and record life on the floor of the deep ocean.
Visitors of all ages can also go on a Sea Safari in the Zoology Museum, and have fun making a gannet mask.
The Natural History Centre is in the Zoology Building at the corner of Tillydrone Avenue and St Machar Drive.
Life around a platform runs from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 April in the afternoons from 1pm to 4pm.
All are welcome and there is no need to book.