Explore the coastline without getting your feet wet!

THE wonders of the Berwickshire coastline await computer users following the launch of a new website.

The Berwickshire and Northumberland coast is home to some of the most spectacular marine habitats and species in the North Sea and the importance of this area is recognised through a European designation which is known as the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site (EMS).

The marine site stretches along 115km of coast from Alnmouth in the south, up to Fast Castle Head in Scotland, encompassing 635 square kilometres of shore and sea, including the Farne Islands, Holy Island and the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve.

The site is designated for its outstanding examples of intertidal and subtidal rocky reef, colourful sea caves, nutrient rich sand and mud flats, shallow inlets and bays, an internationally important population of grey seal and a multitude of costal birds.

And you can now can experience this fascinating environment without having to get your feet wet as those involved with the Berwickshire and North Northumberland EMS have launched their own web page at www.xbordercurrents.co.uk.

Visit the brand new website to learn more about the dazzling rock pool aquariums; find out what life is like in the extreme environment of the intertidal rocky shore; see how the dense kelp forests provide shelter for an array of marine creatures beneath the swaying marine canopy; browse the media gallery; come along on a guided seashore safari, or book a learning session with the EMS Officer.

For further information contact Claire Carey, Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site Implementation Officer, on 01670 533780 /07730539345 or email Claire.Carey@northumberland.gov.uk.