Behind the scenes of the Ban Disposable Vapes campaign
We go behind the scenes of the Ban Disposable Vapes campaign and chat with campaign founder, Laura Young, and Elliott Welch about their work tackling the disposable vape issue in Scotland.
'Emergency' overflows adding to sewage polluting our seas
We put in a Freedom of Information request to the Environment Agency to find out if Emergency Overflows are being used by water treatment works. The data (and lack of!) is shocking. Emergency Overflows should only be used when there is a mechanical, technical or physical failure in the sewage network.
Positive ocean news: May edition
A monthly round-up of the positive news stories for our ocean from May, including a major litter clean-up, the success of artificial rockpools and the reintroduction of an endangered fish.
Mermaid's purse treasure hunt
You may have gone hunting for chocolate eggs at Easter, but there’s another treasure you can hunt for year-round: mermaid’s purses.
Solutions to Scotland's sewage scandal
Scottish Water recently published data on just 3.4% of Scotland’s monitored sewage overflows. Our experts have analysed this data and what they’ve found shows that we need urgent action to address Scotland’s sewage problem.
Retained EU Law Bill: Where we are, and what happens next
Sharks need a rebrand: Redefining the misunderstood
Sharks have long-captured the world's imaginations, whether through fear, fascination, or frenzy but marine biologist and shark expert, Hannah Rudd, explains why they need a rebrand.
Positive ocean news: April edition
A monthly round-up of the positive news stories for our ocean from April, including a newly discovered coral reef, a captive whale set for release, and the deepest fish ever recorded.
We've got a court date!
In just over two months’ time, our case against the UK Government will be heard in the High Court. In November last year, we joined a legal case as a last resort. We’re urging the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to address the deluge of raw sewage being dumped into English seas.
Ocean actions for Earth Day
This Earth Day we're sharing some ocean actions you can take to help protect our blue planet.
Big Seaweed Search inspires research report
As part of her degree in Marine Conservation, Nicola Vlad, one of our Marine Conservation Society Sea Champions, wrote a report based on our citizen science project, the Big Seaweed Search.
Meet the Citizen Scientists
From cleaning beaches to spotting seaweeds, our dedicated citizen scientists play an essential part in protecting our ocean. We meet some of the wonderful people who collect and provide vital data to help save our seas.
The ongoing success of Scotland's Marine Education Roadshow
From DIY whale song, to celebrating International Women's Day, we've been bringing the sea to schools across Scotland.
How Source to Sea forms are changing
We recently asked our volunteers about their experiences conducting inland litter surveys. We've used feedback to make some changes to our Source to Sea inland litter items. Find out what's changing and why.
Inspired by Wild Isles?
The incredible scenes on the fifth episode of the BBC’s Wild Isles shows us the wonders of our seas at home, highlighting life beyond the shore and beneath the waves.
Mackerel no longer a sustainable choice
We've updated the environmental sustainability ratings on our Good Fish Guide in line with the latest scientific advice.
Rockpooling: A window to another world
Orkney, a Young Ocean Optimist Award runner-up, is passionate about the ocean and protecting its inhabitants. From beach cleans to rockpooling, he's written a blog to explain what he gets up to on the Isles of Scilly.
The UK Government's Plan for Water
The UK Government has just released its Plan for Water for England. The Plan outlines various issues impacting the state of England's waters, including chemicals, sewage and plastic. Here, we look at what the Plan means for our seas.
Sea slugs: A rainbow of life in our seas
From the deep sea to the open ocean, and kelp forests to coral reefs, sea slugs are found in waters all over the world – including our own. We look at five colourful (and cute) species living in our seas.
Positive ocean news: March edition
It’s been a good month for our ocean, so we’ve rounded up some positive news stories from March to celebrate.