Marine turtles in the UK
Protecting these ocean wanderers in UK seas
MCS is a lead partner on the UK Species Action Plan for marine turtles and coordinates the Action Plan steering group.
We promote the reporting of turtles in UK waters, distribute the UK Turtle Code and support the rescue and rehabilitation of live turtles stranded on UK shores.
Actions you can take
Did you know?…
Plastic has been found in the stomachs of almost all marine species including fish, birds, whales, dolphins, seals and turtles
UK Turtle Code
Advice for sea users on how to deal with marine turtle encountersDownload the .pdf
Stop the plastic tide
Support our appeal to turn the tide on plastics.Find out more