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Bremer Bay residents get up close to marine life at art meets science event with artist Angela Rossen

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Angela Rossen with Gabriel Jander, 6.
Camera IconAngela Rossen with Gabriel Jander, 6. Credit: Save Our Marine Life/Talitha Wolfe

The Bremer Bay community put their local marine life under the microscope at a series of art meets science events last week.

Travelling WA artist Angela Rossen held a guided nature painting workshop and a beach biodiversity study in Bremer Bay and Hopetoun in collaboration with not-for-profit organisation Save Our Marine Life.

All ages came to discover their living reef in Bremer Bay last week.
Camera IconAll ages came to discover their living reef in Bremer Bay last week. Credit: Save Our Marine Life/Talitha Wolfe

Rossen showed attendees how they could use their smartphones as microscopes to view tiny invertebrates.

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SOML WA ocean and rivers manager Monique Barker said the events showcased the marine life in the area.“The south coast is a renowned biodiversity hotspot with more types of plants and animals than most other places in the world,” Ms Barker said.

Mikayla Reddington, 10, and Jade Thomas, 9.
Camera IconMikayla Reddington, 10, and Jade Thomas, 9. Credit: Save Our Marine Life/Talitha Wolfe

“The events with Angela Rossen were a fantastic opportunity for the local communities to explore the diversity of marine life that lives right here in their local blue backyard.”

SOML also provided an update on the proposed south coast marine park to residents during the Bremer Bay event.

Save Our Marine Life's Monique Barker and Talitha Wolfe at the beach biodiversity study.
Camera IconSave Our Marine Life's Monique Barker and Talitha Wolfe at the beach biodiversity study. Credit: Save Our Marine Life/Talitha Wolfe

“Creating a south coast marine park provides the opportunity to sustainably manage the health of our unique marine life whilst recognising cultural values and supporting great fishing, tourism and recreation opportunities, into the future,” Ms Barker said.

The painting workshop in Bremer Bay held by Angela Rossen.
Camera IconThe painting workshop in Bremer Bay held by Angela Rossen. Credit: Save Our Marine Life/Talitha Wolfe

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