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Seasearch Surveys in Marine Conservation Zones (2012)

MCS received funding from Global Ocean and The Tubney Trust to carry out dive surveys in recommended MCZs in 2012. 12 sites were surveyed:

Northeast (dives co-ordinated by Paula Low, Seasearch northeast)

Coquet to St Marys Island
Castle Ground
Runswick Bay

East (dives co-ordinated by Dawn Watson and Rob Spray, Seasearch East Anglia)

Cromer Shoal Chalk beds
North Norfolk Blue Mussel bed reference area
Alde and Ore estuary
Blackwater Colne Crouch and Roach

Southeast (dives co-ordinated by Chris Wood, Seasearch National Co-ordinator)

Selsey Bill and the Hounds
Mixon Hole reference area

Southwest (dives co-ordinated by Sally Sharrock, Seasearch Devon and Jean-Luc Solandt, MCS Head Office)

Skerries Bank and surrounds
Fal reference area




Download the jellyfish sighting report form (pdf). Please note an online report form is available, see menu.

Download the jellyfish ID guide (jpg).



Download the turtle code (pdf).


Basking sharks

Download the Basking shark sightings (jpg) poster. 

Download the Basking shark code of conduct (pdf).

Download the Basking shark 20 year report (pdf).

Download the Overview of data from 2009 to 2013 (pdf).

Download the map of UK Basking shark sightings and hotspots (pdf).


Non Native Species ID Guide

Download a copy of the Marine Non-native Species ID Guide


Marine Protected Areas at the World Biodiversity Conference 2011

Contributing papers

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