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A Day for Humanity to Celebrate the Ocean

Each year, Àros na Mara World Oceans Day is a family-fun and ocean-themed festival for people to enjoy scientific and interactive displays.

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Take an Interactive Adventure

Witness this engaging educational experience for a better
understanding of this unique marine environment.

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Àros na Mara (Gaelic for "House of the Sea")

Àros na Mara is the vision of the
Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc.

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Explore the Marine Biology of the Bras d'Or Lake

An ecosystem cradled within the most captivating
and sheltered watershed found anywhere in the world.

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Explore amazing sea destinations with us

Àros na Mara is a fundamental piece of the tourism/cultural puzzle that when nurtured to its full potential has the opportunity that will fulfill and benefit not only the community of Iona, but all of Cape Breton Island. The economic potential of this ecological resource will assist tremendously in achieving strategic objectives as they relate to cross-cultural tourism, heritage, eco-tourism, ocean literacy, the sharing of marine learning, renewable energy options and science interpretation; while collaborating in research and development partnerships and environmental networking, with private and public sector leadership and investment.