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Ballast Seed Boat Tour with Dr Andy Radford

Wednesday 06 July 2016, 18:45 to 20:15

Join Dr Andy Radford, Reader in Behavioural Ecology, University of Bristol for a tour of the Floating Garden.

Ever wondered what impact water traffic in the Floating Harbour has on it’s aquatic residents?  Scientists and policy makers are becoming increasingly aware of how human activities such as fishing, pollution and global warming are damaging the aquatic environment but are only just beginning to understand the extent to which noise pollution might also affect aquatic animals.  Dr Andy Radford will speak about his ongoing research into the negative effects of noise on communication, auditory damage and stress as well as foraging, social interaction and reproduction in marine and fresh-water fish.

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office.


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Seeds of Change: Floating Ballast Seed Garden brochure is available from Arnolfini. 

Located on Bristol’s historic harbour, just below Castle Park, the The Ballast Seed Garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves in June 2012. Constructed from a disused grain barge, the garden is populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.

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