After producing 2 successful educational underwater shows – “The Mermaid Encounter” in early 2021 and late 2019, VGP Marine Kingdom presents “Mermaid & The Ghostnet: Taming the Silent Killer of the Ocean. educational program to raise awareness of large bins around the world that are filled with large, small and micro-plastics.
Much like the previous parts, the show will feature a professional underwater artist from Europe playing a real mermaid, telling a story about the dangers of man-made pollution. This part focuses on the damage to marine life caused by ghost nets.
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been abandoned, discarded or lost, at sea and on beaches. They are a major contributor to the bigger problem of ghost gear, which refers to all types of fishing gear, including nets, lines, traps, pots and fish aggregating devices, which are no longer managed. actively through fisheries.
Each year, ghost craft are tasked with trapping and killing a significant number of marine animals, such as sharks, rays, bony fish, sea turtles, dolphins, whales, crustaceans and seabirds. . They can cause further destruction by suffocating coral reefs, devastating shorelines and damaging boats
VGP Marine Kingdom will also host a Ghostnet recycled art exhibit in association with The Tree Foundation, a conservation NGO whose primary mission is to protect the fragile marine ecosystem and sea turtle population through education.
Starting October 14, Ayodhya Pooja’s auspicious day, the scene takes place in India’s first underwater tunnel aquarium, VGP Marine Kingdom, containing over 3 million liters of salt water. This themed aquarium depicts the multiple ecosystems of our environment and is filled with over 1000 exotic fish, sharks and rays. Previous shows include Hydroman, Scuba Ganesha, and Scuba Santa. The location has also been rented out for many film shoots.
If you are in Chennai or planning to visit the week ahead, don’t miss the “Mermaid & The Ghostnet” show. Attend this unique underwater educational show to raise awareness of plastic pollution from October 14 to 17, 2021. 4 shows every day at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. The show is free with the entrance ticket which costs Rs 600 for adults and Rs 500 for juniors (between 90 and 125 cm) Visit vgpmarinekingdom.in or call +918939932222 to find out more
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