Snorkelling can open a door to a whole new world of colourful underwater habitats, teeming with wildlife. One of the NILPS projects will enable people across the North Isles to try snorkelling as a means to learning more about marine life around their island. The project also hopes to encourage people to record some of the things they see and to help build a more complete picture of marine life around the isles. On Saturday, eleven Rousay snorkellers took part in an event on the Wyre coast, exploring the shoreline within the Wyre Sound Marine Protected Area, with trainers and dive masters from Scapa Scuba. Participants saw a wide variety of life including pink coraline algae, a variety of seaweeds, many species of fish, crabs, urchins and anemones. A highlight for many was swimming in close proximity to a curious seal.