Nausicaa All about fish, the sea
and marine life Fishing from a deep-sea
trawler Nausicaa reflects the French fascination
and concern about the marine environment. Find out about
pollution of the sea, and threats to fish stocks, and other
marine life such as whales.
Centre National de la Mer [National Sea Centre] Boulogne
Sea-lions in their natural environment at Nausicaa - don't miss feeding time!
On rocks lashed by ocean swell, sea-lions dive into the waves for fish. Nausicaa shows them enjoying their natural environment, as part of its mission - to show how we must learn to care for the seas or face the consequences.
You are standing on the deck of a French deep-sea trawler, weeks out from its home port of Boulogne, pitching and tossing in a bitter North Sea gale... Actually it's a walk-in exhibit at Boulogne's new multi-million pound sea-world museum - appropriately sited at what is still France's biggest fishing port, and now doubled in size.
All about fish, the sea
and marine life
Fishing from a deep-sea
Nausicaa reflects the French fascination and concern about the marine environment. Find out about pollution of the sea, and threats to fish stocks, and other marine life such as whales.
1. Deep-sea trawler display 2. Tropical lagoon - where sharks bask.... 3. Stroking a ray-fish.
At a lower level, you can see the sharks swimming in the lagoon
Tropical lagoons to the
cold North Sea
You certainly remember standing eye-to-eye with the sharks, predators of the sea, and only separated from you by a pane of glass...
See fish swim right past your eyes in this underwater window on the tropical lagoon
(Left): The spectacular window on the unseen deeps (right): fish on the coral reef
Nausicaa just keeps getting better and better!
The Centre has been extended several times, with new features added.
It is the most popular visitor attraction north of Paris after Parc Asterix!
excellent day out, especially for the