MCS in Wales
Welsh seas play host to a spectacular array of habitiats and wildlife. They also support the livlihoods of people working in tourism and the fishing industry. 37% of Welsh seas are protected - but in name only. Action must be taken to ensure the seas get the protection they deserve.
75% of the Welsh coastline is recognised as being of both national and European importance. There's plenty of it too becasue Wales has a staggering 2,740 km (1,702 miles) of coastline, including offshore islands, dramatic cliffs, secluded sandy beaches and rock pools to explore. All provide a spectacular backdrop for a range of leisure activities and watersports.
Wales occupies a very unique position. It's on the boundary of three oceanic and climatic zones (North‐east Atlantic, Arctic Boreal, Lusitanian) and has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world! Those factors combine to make the marine wildlife off Wales more diverse than many other places in Europe.
Wales also has heaps of different types of seabed habitat, too, which provide ideal conditions for a huge variety of species. The sea around the country provides the perfect homes for some of our favourite marine wildlife such as seals, dolphins, porpoises, sharks, jellyfish and many more.
Latest news for Wales
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We need new Beachwatch organisers in Wales, Northern Ireland and North Devon. With just under two weeks to go, its not too late to take on a beach and help us build up the clearest picture yet of the state of Britain's beaches
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