New Quay RNLI's inshore lifeboat welcomed the sea monster Cragen to its shores

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 19 August hundreds gathered to watch an interactive show before welcoming the sick sea monster.

Janet Baxter Photography

Local residents and tourists of all ages listened and heard that the sea monster is unwell due to eating plastic in the sea.

The monster, made entirely from plastic found in the sea, is travelling around Wales in celebration of the Year of the Sea and to deliver the powerful message to keep our beaches and seas clean.

New Quay RNLI were on hand in case the sea monster needed a tow!

Janet Baxter Photography

Janet Baxter Photography

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