ON Saturday, SEA LIFE Manchester will open its doors to scientists who will get children and families learning about how Carbon Dioxide affects the underwater world.

They will do this through fun demonstrations and seminars. #Science X will be at SEA LIFE Manchester all day on Saturday, April 22.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas all around us in the air and even underwater in our oceans. Animals and plants in the sea need it to grow, make nutrients and protect themselves by making shells. Come and find out what happens when CO2 meets water, learn about acids in the ocean and see how some creatures can be affected by too much CO2 in the sea.

Children and adults can meet with the scientists, from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and learn about CO2 affects by engaging with the activities and talk to the scientists about how to protect and preserve the beautiful creatures, as well as their natural habitat. Families can continue the learning journey and discover how the prehistoric beasts of the ocean have lived on in their descendants and step-back in time at the brand-new Jurassic Ranger exhibit, at SEA LIFE Manchester. A UK first, the interactive experience gives visitors the chance to come face-to-face with a variety of creatures that have evolved from some of the most powerful predators that once roamed our seas.

Jurassic Ranger includes Nautilus, Axolotl, Lungfish, Mountain Horned Dragon Lizards, plus Corn Snakes and Royal Pythons – which visitors will be able to touch during ranger experience sessions! Guests will also have the opportunity to hold a fully-grown Giant African Land Snail Families planning to visit should go to the website to book tickets to avoid disappointment, www.visitsealife.com/manchester.