Gard: the Summer Tour stopped at the Seaquarium in Grau-du-Roi

The second most visited site in Occitania, the Seaquarium sees good attendance for its summer season.

These are not siren songs that emanate from the Grau-du-Roi aquarium, but alerts that should alarm and help avoid pitfalls so as not to sink into the abyss. Jean-Marc Groul, the director of the Seaquarium, explains: “By coming here, we learn, we discover, but we also act and share. We raise public awareness inside and outside, we lead scientific research missions on the marine environment”.

The playful and interactive site knows how to retain the public, with “innovations, novelties to bring the public back, you have to be always in action”, specifies the director. If you want to see the sea for a long time, as Charles Trenet describes it, you have to be aware of the fragility of its beauty.

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Émilie Despois is a scientific mediator.  She does a lot of awareness raising with children because "it then allows us to reach the parents."  She is also in charge of the development of projects relating to the study of sharks, in particular the species found in Espiguette, the blue-skinned shark.  Unless this one to flee the dangers goes very far in calmer waters.

Émilie Despois is a scientific mediator. She does a lot of awareness raising with children because “it then allows us to reach the parents.” She is also in charge of the development of projects relating to the study of sharks, in particular the species found in Espiguette, the blue-skinned shark. Unless this one to flee the dangers goes very far in calmer waters.

Élodie Sene is an animal caretaker. She tends to the site’s seals and sea lions, which she describes as “endearing animals.” If it is difficult to say if the sea creatures would be comfortable and get along on the boat described by Brassens, it is on the other hand certain “that there is a fragile balance to maintain, because they know a destruction of their natural environment.

Pauline Constantin is responsible for scientific research missions. She takes care of a pole responsible for better knowing the marine bay of Aigues-Mortes. The seahorse specialist, evokes those present at Espiguette: “There are major issues of biodiversity in the balance to be maintained”. It’s not just a question of an abandoned beach, but of respect.

Nina Colombier is a scientific mediator.  In addition to the educational outings she provides, she studies the two species of seahorses present locally.  For this, she does not embark on a frail skiff or does not necessarily spin on a three-master, but dives into the nearby waters to analyze the living conditions of emblematic fish and thus better talk about the fight against pollution.

Nina Colombier is a scientific mediator. In addition to the educational outings she provides, she studies the two species of seahorses present locally. For this, she does not embark on a frail skiff or does not necessarily spin on a three-master, but dives into the nearby waters to analyze the living conditions of emblematic fish and thus better talk about the fight against pollution.

The Summer Tour stops off at Beaucaire on Thursday 21st, at Sommières on Friday 22nd and Marguerittes on Saturday 23rd July.

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