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Raindrops-in-water_shutterstock_44598319_Thomas Dutour

18 Jan 2024

Chemical pollution: The invisible threat to our seas

Our protected waters are not protected from chemical pollution - instead, these vulnerable and vital habitats and species are at risk. We must act now to truly safeguard these priority areas.

Angel shark

15 Jan 2024

5 endangered marine animals that need protecting in the UK

The UK shores host many different marine animals but, due to human interference , several species are under threat. Find out what we are doing to help.

Northern gannet soaring above ocean waves

4 Jan 2024

24 reasons why UK seas are important

The seas around the UK hold a lot of importance both nationally as well as globally. Find out 24 reasons why our seas are important which you may not know

Snowy coast

26 Dec 2023

Positive ocean news: December edition

To end the year on a positive note and spread some cheer, we've rounded up some good news stories for our seas from December.

Plastic bottle in water

22 Dec 2023

How to reduce ocean plastic pollution in 2024

Ocean plastic pollution is a major concern for the planet and its wildlife. Discover why reducing plastic is important and how you can help combat it in 2024

Cully and Sully, Hove - Billy Barraclough

18 Dec 2023

Our top Marine Conservation Stories of 2023

As 2023 nears its end, we are sharing our favourite highlights of the year, all about the Marine Conservation Society. Find out our top stories of 2023.

RS3129 - Pink sea fan - Mark Thomas

18 Dec 2023

Our Species Champion gets face to fan with the pink sea fans

We recently organised an event for Luke Pollard MP, our Species Champion for the pink sea fan, to learn more about this wonderful and important species.

Ocean - sea - unsplash

14 Dec 2023

COP28: Ocean wins and missed opportunities

What progress was made at this year's COP28 for our ocean? As negotiators, parties and lobbyists leave the Dubai desert after this year's Conference of the Parties we digest the key wins and missed opportunities for our blue planet.

Atlantic Puffin

5 Dec 2023

24 marine animals found in UK seas

The UK's sea is full of rich wildlife who call our coast their home. Discover our list of 24 marine animals that can be found in our oceans below.

Stop Ocean Threads hand in 10 Downing Street

4 Dec 2023

Stop Ocean Threads: What happens next?

We handed a petition containing over 44,000 of your signatures to 10 Downing Street, calling for the introduction of mandatory microfibre filters for washing machines by 2024 but we mustnt stop there. There is more we can do with your help.

Snakelocks Anemone, Chalk Reef, Freshwater Bay

30 Nov 2023

COP28: A chance to change the narrative

COP28 allows the chance to change the narrative of nature destruction into one of protection. Discover what we are urging participants to do for the climate.

Dolphins beneath the waves

30 Nov 2023

The Government can promote ocean recovery: here’s how

Our Marine Natural Capital Analyst, James Merchant, runs through how investment in ocean recovery could deliver for nature and communities at home and across the world.

Spiny starfish amongst salps bloom

29 Nov 2023

Positive ocean news: November edition

A monthly round-up of the positive news stories for our ocean from November, including the discovery of deep-water coral reefs, a whale sanctuary and sustainable seaweed accessories.


17 Nov 2023

Meet our 2023 award winners

Our annual awards are a celebration of people who've done incredible things to protect, recover and share appreciation of our ocean. Meet this year's winners

Restoration Forth Oysters

8 Nov 2023

Native oysters return to Firth of Forth after 100-year absence

The Restoration Forth project reached an exciting milestone, successfully returning native oysters to the Firth of Forth in Scotland for the first time in a century.

Ocean - sea - unsplash

8 Nov 2023

The King's Speech: Our response

On 7th of November, King Charles III gave his inaugural King’s Speech, officially marking the start of the 2023-24 parliamentary year. In it, we heard the Government’s current programme of priorities and the areas in which it will focus action.

Humpback whales

6 Nov 2023

We're working to designate a South Atlantic Marine Wildlife Sanctuary

As members of the Great Blue Ocean coalition, we're campaigning to for UK Government to designate a South Atlantic Marine Wildlife Sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean.

GBBC 2023 group on windy beach in Portsmouth

31 Oct 2023

The results are in from this year's Great British Beach Clean

Find out what our volunteers achieved during 2023's Great British Beach Clean

Sunset over beach

30 Oct 2023

Positive ocean news: October edition

A monthly round-up of the positive news stories for our ocean from October, including a native oyster restoration, seagrass growth and a rise in seabird populations.

Aerial sea photo Ruth Troughton

20 Oct 2023

It's party (conference) season

Our public affairs team attended both the Conservative and Labour party conferences and hosted events to ensure our ocean and nature were integral to discussions and announcements.

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