Estuaries: Bird’s eye views and Life in the sand

From the 20th of September 2023, Nausicaá will be hosting the exhibition “ESTUAIRES: vues du ciel, vies du sable” produced by the Parc naturel marin.

phoques de la Côte d'Opale

The immersive scenography is displayed on the Mankind and Shores tour, near the touch tank, and is an opportunity to discover the salt meadows, mudflats, stretches of sand that appear at low tide and the constantly submerged sands that make up the estuarine habitats.

This exhibition Estuaries: Bird’s eye views and Life in the sand, which is divided into four modules, plunges visitors into each of these estuarine environments and encourages them to discover the species that live there, from microalgae and tiny invertebrates buried in the sand to fish, birds and seals.

The estuary, an environment waiting to be explored

Estuaries are environments with distinctive living conditions that are shaped by the influence of the tides and rivers. There are seven along the Marine Park coastline: Slack, Wimereux, Liane, Canche, Authie, Somme and Bresle.

Science and the senses

Through audio accounts, films and interactive aids, visitors can get to understand how an estuary works and how marine life evolves in the different habitats within it.



From the 20th of September 2023 to the 1st of September 2024 at Nausicaá, this exhibition produced by the Parc naturel marin Estuaires picards et de la mer d’Opale (Marine natural park of Picardy and the French Opal coast) is presented as part of the European programme Life Marha.


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