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Our Blue Planet

Have you been inspired by the BBC’s brilliant new blockbuster series, Blue Planet 2? We certainly have here at MCS!

We’ve put together some ideas for how you can find out more and get involved in saving our precious seas.

We’re hoping to take this series to a whole new level and audience, one that doesn’t traditionally watch a natural history series

Jonathan Smith,
Blue Planet 2 Producer
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Watch plastic free

Our brilliant Ocean Ambassador Lizzie Daly has just put together a short video about how to watch the Blue Planet series single-use plastic free.

So you want to be a marine biologist now…

We get lots of requests for information about careers in marine science, usually about how to get started in the first place, and what to study. Click here to find out more, and click here to meet some inspiring scientists and conservationists.

UK seas

There’s so much life right here in UK seas, and on our coasts. Click here to find out about just some of the wonderful species that call our corner of the Atlantic Ocean home.

Only eat seafood that’s sustainable

If we stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms, we can incentivise improvements. The easiest action you can take is to download our Good Fish Guide app and start making the right choice! Click here to find five red-rated fish that you shouldn’t buy.

Actions you can take

  1. Join the Plastic Challenge
  2. Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2018
  3. Download our 'Living without single-use Plastic' guide
  4. Help stop the plastic tide

Did you know?…

Over time, one plastic bottle bobbing along in the ocean can break down in to hundreds of tiny plastic pieces

Since the carrier bag charge came in across the UK, the Great British Beach Clean has recorded almost 50% fewer bags on beaches

Globally, plastic litter has reached every part of the world’s oceans