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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

  1. Adopt a turtle and support research and conservation projects

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 encounters

Download the .pdf

Stop the plastic tide

Support our appeal to turn the tide on plastics.

Find out more