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2015 Roadshows....Whalefest 2015 in Brighton

At The Brighton Centre, over a weekend in March, thousands came to listen, discuss, debate and engage with experts during Whalefest 2015. Two days packed with great speakers, lots of opportunities to discover the best places to see whales and other marine wildlife, and a chance to be part of a worldwide movement to end captivity for Whales and Dolphins.

In the Discovery Arena, listen to presentations and debates with top speakers from around the world
Alongside the main stage, The Sperm Whale, Beluga, and Narwhal looked serene in the atmospheric lighting
and juvenile Blue and baby Blue Whale looked equally impressive on the other side
On stage smaller cetaceans, a seal and a turtle, with a Minke below in front of the audience
Above stage, in the blue light, there are Killer Whales
Steven Marsh, from British Divers Marine Life Rescue, gives a short introduction to the Harbour Porpoise tucked under his arm
Another short presentation on Blue Whales
Prof Hal Whitehead gives a short presentation on his favourite creature, the enigmatic Sperm Whale behind him
BBC producer Steve Greenwood talks about his new series "Shark"
It seems all the wildlife models are listening as the magnificent Manta Ray gets a mention
Downstairs, in The Shark Zone.....
...lots to see and do, with info table, wall panel displays, video presentations, craft activities, an underwater cave, and atmospheric lighting
...its great in here
...just like being underwater
with sharks everywhere