New government funding for our volunteering work
Why turning the tide on plastic matters to Kathryn
What drives people to fight for the future of our seas? We asked Kathryn Robinson, one of our supporters who recently launched an ocean-friendly business what ties her to the waves, and drives her passion to protect and preserve our ocean.
Is it more expensive to go plastic free?
Are people being encouraged to buy items wrapped in plastic by supermarkets - because they're cheaper than items that are loose? We're determined to find out.
Big Seaweed Search Week: celebrating a seaside superstar
Seaweed is amazing stuff. It's not only good for the planet but it's used in millions of everyday products. We're excited to celebrate this ocean hero with the launch of our first Big Seaweed Search Week.
Spotted a jellyfish or marine turtle? We want to know!
It's the height of summer, peak jellyfish season, and time to keep your eyes peeled for spectacular leatherback turtles. If you're lucky enough to spot these exotic marine tourists, we want to hear all about it.
St Austell Brewery joins Great British Beach Clean
St Austell Brewery’s flagship lager brand, korev, has announced a new partnership with the Marine Conservation Society in time for the charity’s Great British Beach Clean.
We're asking sailors at SailGP to help protect Plymouth's marine park
This weekend, the prestigious SailGP event coincides with the start of a Voluntary No Anchor Zone' in parts of the Plymouth Sound. We'll be there to raise awareness about the need to #saveourseagrass.
Zoe Lyons is #BeachCleanReady are you?
Today we're launching our #BeachCleanReady campaign, which we hope will encourage as many people as possible to get involved in this year's Great British Beach Clean.
Sewage sludge: why we must stop pollution at source
Treated sewage sludge containing harmful chemicals and microplastics is being spread over UK farmland. We need urgent action to ensure the health of the environment.
Final countdown to Scottish deposit return scheme begins
This morning, 1,085 cans and bottles were brought to the Scottish Parliament to mark the one-year countdown to the launch of Scotland's deposit return scheme.
Criminality to the classroom: making the most of seized species
We recently received an intriguing request from the Metropolitan Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit to see if we could make use of some of their exhibits.
Vital Caribbean shark population to be better protected
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be part of a new project funded by the UK Government which will be protecting shark populations in the Caribbean.
Discovering Devon: Part II
Islay shares the second installment of her volunteering journey, as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.
Trustee Seth Richardson takes part in epic challenge
Marine Conservation Society trustee Seth Richardson is competing in the Three Peaks Yacht Race: one of the toughest multi-sport endurance races in the world.
Cayman Islands waters protected after 'bold' project
A leading government official has praised the introduction of ‘bold’ new measures to protect marine habitats after a decade of challenges.
Unlikely offenders: the hidden plastics in everyday products
From wet wipes to cigarette filters and ‘paper’ cups, many of the products we use every day contain hidden plastics.
Why you should be eating more UK shellfish
Farmed shellfish are an ocean-friendly, environmentally responsible seafood choice, rated Best Choice on the Good Fish Guide.
Our call to Stop Ocean Threads
Government to require microfibre filters in all washing machines, by law, by 2024, says charity.
New environmental standards set for farmed fish feed
Did you know that one of the biggest environmental impacts of farmed seafood is not actually from the farm itself?
Three reasons politicians are backing blue carbon
If the UK Government is serious about cutting carbon emissions, we need strong voices in Westminster for ocean-based solutions.