Ocean suffers in UK Government's Plan for Growth
The UK Government's recently announced 'Plan for Growth' puts our planet in danger.
Positive ocean news: September edition
From the release of turtle hatchlings to removing litter from UK beaches, we’ve rounded up some top positive ocean news stories from September to celebrate the wins for our seas.
Delivering outdoor learning with Atlantic College
Marking the loss of Her Majesty The Queen
As a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, some events will be cancelled or postponed.
Adrift: The legacy of Lego lost at sea
On 13th February 1997, a huge storm near the coast of Cornwall pushed sixty-two containers off the cargo ship Tokio Express. One was filled with nearly five million pieces of Lego, many of which were marine themed. The spill changed one woman’s life forever.
Positive ocean news: August Edition
From a rare sea slug sighting in Scilly to a whale rescue in Shetland, we've rounded up the most positive ocean news stories from August. Enjoy!
Sewage in the sea: A raw deal
Sewage is polluting our ocean and our beaches. Coastal communities and marine protected areas deserve better.
Unsigned = unprotected: UN High Seas Treaty
After four failed attempts, world leaders are meeting for a fifth time since 2018 to try to pass the UN High Seas Treaty. We need leaders to act now, for the future of our ocean and planet.
Green credentials of the next Prime Minister
Boris Johnson’s resignation on the 7th July 2022 triggered a Conservative leadership race to become the new Prime Minister. But just how green are the credentials of his potential successor?
From Interviewee to Marine Ecologist
While working on a Marine Turtle Action Plan for Monsterrat, we met Veta Wade, an ocean conservationist from this small volcanic island. Having seen Veta's passion, drive, and love of the ocean and marine conservation, we built a working relationship and
Lundy: A pioneering Marine Protected Area
The Marine Protected Area around the island of Lundy in the outer Bristol Channel is 50 years old this year. In our summer members magazine, Robert Irving, a long-time participant in the management of the Lundy MPA, looks at what makes Lundy special.
Learn how to run a beach clean
We’re running free online training webinars that take you through everything you need to know to set up and carry out a Marine Conservation Society beach clean and litter survey.
Mola mola, so good to see
In the summer edition of Marine Conservation Society's members magazine, Ocean Ambassador Tom ‘The Blowfish’ Hird wrote a fascinating piece about the ocean sunfish. Dive into his article to find out all about the mola mola.
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