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Doug Allan at the National Marine Aquarium

Wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan will be joining the National Marine Aquarium for a special fundraising event for the Community Seagrass Initiative (CSI) next month.

Taking place on 22 October, Doug will give a special talk detailing impossible shoots and hair raising stories from his incredible career that has taken him all over the world. A Q&A session will also give event-goers the opportunity to ask any burning questions to the world famous photographer and cameraman. 

From the Antarctic to Africa, Doug's extensive experience as a wildlife cameraman has also seen him work on many productions for the BBC, such as Planet Earth, Life, Blue Planet and Frozen Planet. According to Sir David Attenborough, "Wildlife cameramen don't come more special than Doug Allan". 

Raising funds for CSI project, the evening will also include raffles, along with other donation opportunities.  CSI is a pioneering research project led by the National Marine Aquarium. Covering the 191 mile stretch of coastline from Looe in Cornwall, to Weymouth in Dorset, the project is finding out more about native seagrass and seahorses to help conserve their fragile eco-systems. The aim is to engage coastal communities with their special marine habitats to raise awareness and promote conservation. Everyone from school children, sailors, canoeists, divers, kayakers and even internet users can get involved and help collect vital data that will aid the mapping and surveying of seagrass meadows along the South Coast.

Spearheaded by the National Marine Aquarium, the Community Seagrass Initiative is in partnership with Weymouth SEALIFE Adventure Park, Plymouth University Maine Institute, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust and Living Coasts – and was made possible by a £475,000 grant received by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2014.

Mark Parry, CSI Project Manager, said: "We're delighted to be able to offer an evening with Doug Allan at the National Marine Aquarium, to help us raise fund for the Community Seagrass Initiative. With Doug's extensive experience as a wildlife cameraman and photographer, he will have a whole host of exciting stories to share, and will be a great opportunity for us to raise vital funds for the CSI project, enabling us to keep pushing forward with our research."  

To book tickets to attend Doug Allan at the National Marine Aquarium, please visit To discover more information about the Community Seagrass Initiative or to get involved, please visit

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