Beaches and bird flu
Unfortunately, a bird flu (avian influenza) outbreak is affecting seabirds and other birds in the UK right now. If you’re heading to the beach this summer and see a sick or dead bird, here’s what to do.
What we can learn from seaweed
From dabberlocks to bladder wrack and sugar kelp to thongweed, there are over 650 species of seaweed found around the UK. Each plays a vital role in supporting the health of our ocean and planet, and can tell us vital information about the effects of climate change – but how?
Jellyfish: Helpful hero, not stinging villain
The power and potential of seaweed
Seaweed is something we almost always encounter when down by the coast. But what is it used for apart from a salty snack, spa treatments and sushi? We’re sharing some lesser-known uses of seaweed to show just how versatile it is.
Buoy zone: Our latest seagrass restoration work in ‘No Anchor Zone’ at Portland Harbour
Summer fun by the sea
Taking a trip to the coast this summer? We’ve put together a list of some great seaside activities you can get up to whilst you’re there.
Get Seaweed Search ready with our new events
The true value of marine turtles
Let’s talk about shells
We’ve been talking to Helen Scales, author of ‘What a Shell Can Tell’. We learn about the interesting shells in our seas and on our shores, and the impact of human activity and climate change on them.
"What do turtles do all day?" and other questions...
We've been chatting to Dr Peter Richardson, our in-house turtle expert, all about marine turtles to get the low-down on these charismatic creatures
Beneath the Waves: Our new supporter events
We're excited to be launching our new online supporter events, Beneath the Waves. These events will run three times a year, with the first taking place on 22nd June 2022.
Meet some of our volunteers
Ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer with us? Our volunteers Kerrie and Sean give us the lowdown and why they decided to get involved with our work, what they’ve been up to and what they’ve learned from the experience
Ways to volunteer with us
It doesn't matter if you live near to the coast or in a landlocked city, there are lots of great ways to get involved with our work.
The lowdown on crab and lobster in the UK
There’s been a lot of talk about crab and lobster potting lately. We give the lowdown on what’s happening with these species and what the future might hold.
Fascinating facts about jellyfish
Jellyfish have been drifting, floating and bobbing along in our ocean for over 500 million years - that's longer than dinosaurs, and a lot longer than us. We're sharing some facts you might not know about jellies...
The seven species of marine turtles
Marine turtles have been around for millions of years, covering great distances in our ocean and playing a crucial role in marine and coastal ecosystems. There are seven different species of marine turtles, six of which have been recorded in UK waters.
Protecting seagrass in Plymouth Sound
We’ve been working to protect and restore vital seagrass habitats at Cawsand, in Plymouth Sound.
Fishy business: The Fish INTEL project
As part of the Fish INTEL project, we’re tagging fish to track their behaviour. This will help bass, crawfish and bluefin tuna thrive in UK, French and Belgian waters. If we know what they’re doing, we can offer them better protection.
When shall we tell the children?
When do we talk to younger children about climate change, our polluted ocean and the future of the planet - all of which could have a far greater long-term impact on them?
Crabs: the crustacean that keeps on giving
Did you know there are more than 7,000 crab species in 100 different families across the world today? They’re one of the most diverse and adaptable of all animal groups.