The Marine Group participated in this year’s annual Raptor Watch (March 1-2, 2003) at Tanjung Tuan in Port Dickson by giving guided marine walks to the mangrove ecosystem and coral reefs. In between raptor watching, the Marine Group volunteers comprising Saras, Siew Yeen, Jarina, mnsmarine and MNS headquarters staff Wahab, were assisted by the MNS Education Department in guiding several busloads of primary and secondary schoolchildren. The school children from local schools were indeed an inquisitive lot. Despite the heat, they had a great time netting living organisms along the shoreline and studying their characteristics and roles they each play in the marine ecosystem. On Sunday, the Marine Group provided guided walks to the public.