A narrow channel of water joins Strangford Lough to the Irish Sea. The waters in the Narrows can be treacherous, and run over rocky shores, out into the deeper waters of the open sea.
In the coastal zone around the island many varied species exist using different environments for shelter and camouflage.
From sandy harbours to kelp communities: rock pools to underwater cliffs, you will find animals that are given best protection by the area in which they choose to live.
Typically, you will find the following species within the tanks in this area:
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