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Latest news image - Bumper weekend for jellyfish sightings
Posted - 26 May 2015

Bumper weekend for jellyfish sightings

The Bank Holiday weekend has seen hundreds of sightings of barrel jellyfish around many parts of the UK coast. Many are pretty big with Dorset a bit of a hotspot. If you're enjoying half-term at the coast, make sure you report your sightings to us!  

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Latest news image - Report looks at potential for bottle deposit scheme in Scotland
Posted - 21 May 2015

Report looks at potential for bottle deposit scheme in Scotland

MCS supports a new report looking at the impacts a Bottle Deposit Return Scheme could have in Scotland. MCS data shows plastic drinks bottles alone have, on average, made up 5% of litter found on Scottish beaches in the last decade. Read more

Latest news image - MCS to provide official beach litter data for MSFD monitoring
Posted - 21 May 2015

MCS to provide official beach litter data for MSFD monitoring

MCS is commissioned by Defra to provide official data on beach litter in the UK as part of monitoring programme for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Testament to the robustness of the our methodology and reliability of  data collected by our volunteers.

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