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

Did you know?…

Over 500,000 records of undersea species and habitats have been collected by volunteer Seasearch divers

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

To the shelf limits, Scotland has 61% of UK waters, of which 23% are now in existing or new ‘marine protected areas’

Join Seasearch

Find out more about the Seasearch programme and how to get involved

Visit the Seasearch website