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Scifest Africa 2015: Wonders of water on show at Water World
What is water? Why is it so special? Why is it necessary for life? Where does water come from?
How big is the ocean? Is the ocean getting warmer?
How varied are marine and freshwater biodiversity? What IS biodiversity? Why should we study the sea?
What are the aliens in our watery ecosystems? Why are they there?
These are just some of the questions that teased the enquiring minds of young and old alike at Scifest Africa's Water World, which was held in Grahamstown from 18 to 24 March 2015.
Diverse range of experiences
The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) hosted the 3rd annual Water World, which showcased a wide range of water-related exhibits. SAIAB challenged Scifest visitors to:
Water World event organiser Vanessa Rouhani said: "It was an excellent week and we're very happy with the interest shown in all the exhibits."
Read more information on the full Water World programme of events on the Scifest website.
By Penny Haworth, Communications and Governance Manager, SAIAB