Grey Seals
© Jack Versiani Holt

Ocean Recovery

Help us ensure Government creates and protects a network of Marine Protected Areas around the UK

© Michael Baird

The UK’s iconic seas and coast are home to some of the most colourful, fascinating and beautiful marine life in the world, supporting everything from valuable fish stocks, to delicate jewel anemones, Basking sharks and Angel sharks. The wealth of our seas lies in their diversity. An ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas is needed to ensure a proportion of our seas is protected and recovers.

Actions you can take

  1. Visit the Seasearch website
  2. Report your wildlife sightings
  3. Browse Marine Protected Areas

Did you know?…

MCS launched Seasearch in 2003 to train volunteer divers to record and monitor wildlife and habitats

An area over 9 times the size of Wales is now in marine protected areas in the UK, but less than 1% is considered by MCS scientists to be well managed

Over 500,000 records on undersea habitats and species have been collected by volunteer Seasearch divers providing significant evidence for inshore ‘marine protected areas’

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Help protect our seas, shores and wildlife

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