Easter Egg Case Trail - Tyrella Beach
About the event
Sea Deep is coming to a beach near you! Join us for a guided Easter Egg Case Hunt where we will search the shore for shark and skate egg cases
Egg cases, better known as ‘mermaids’ purses’, are the empty cases of egg-laying sharks and skates. Once the shark pup has emerged, the empty egg case often gets washed up on the beach and can be found among the seaweed in the strand line. These cases can be identified to the exact species that laid them, which provides important information on the different kinds of sharks and skates in our seas, and where their spawning and nursery grounds may be.
Egg case hunting is great fun and you'll be helping shark conservation at the same time. Recording where different types of egg cases are found helps us to find out more about our egg-laying sharks and their pups. We can use this information to protect these areas, known as shark nursery grounds.
If you can't join us on the Easter Egg Case Trail, don't worry, you can still take part! There is a free and easy 'How To' Guide on our website to help you organise your own egg case hunt available here
Egg Case Hunting is easy, you can do it while strolling with your dog, go with friends, or ask your teacher to arrange an egg case hunt at a beach near you. We would love to see your egg case adventures, tag us @SeaDeepNI #TheEasterEggcaseTrail
Suggested donationFree event. Suggested donation £3-5 welcome on the day.
Know before you go
Wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.
Suitable for all ages, young children must be accompanied by an adult.
Locations and Dates:
- 3 April: Cranfield Beach
- 4 April: Portballintrae (Marine BioBlitz)
- 5 April: Tyrella Beach
- 6 April: Portavogie Bay Beach
- 9 April: Ballyholme Beach
- 10 April: Ballywalter Beach
- 11 April: Groomsport Beach
- 13 April: Ballygally Beach
- 14 April: Waterfoot Beach
- 16 April: Ballycastle Bay
- 17 April: Castlerock Beach
- 18 April: Benone Strand
- 19 April: Lisfannan Beach
See specific event for further details.