Tralee Rowing Club (TRC) is located next to the Tralee Ship Canal Basin which it uses for training purposes. The 3 km long canal-side walk along the tow-path is and amenity that is heavily used by locals and visitors.
But have those using the canal amenities ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of the canal waters?
A local marine ecologist notices a large amount of an unusual species, the Australian Tubeworm, growing on the walls of the canal. This prompted TRC to investigation this ecological oddity. Funding was secured from the Local Authorities Waters Programme (LAWPRO) for consultants, Aquafact, to undertake an ecological investigation. The investigation is nearing completion and results confirm that a number of species live in the canal and are well adapted to this brackish water habitat.
So ‘What Lies Beneath?' Our local Ecologist has assisted in preparing an online event showing what has
been found as part of the investigation. In addition, an outdoor event in the form of an open-air display has been prepared. Both events will allow the public to see some of what has been living in the canal.
Please contact the event organisers (details below) for the latest information regarding COVID-19 safety measures and to register for this event