Grey Seal at Farne Islands Mark Kirkland

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Hawksbill and Green turtle in the Caribbean UKOTs

26 May 2022

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.

Snakelocks Anemone on Seagrass Georgie Bull

25 May 2022

Protecting seagrass in Plymouth Sound

We’ve been working to protect and restore vital seagrass habitats at Cawsand, in Plymouth Sound.

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24 May 2022

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.

Young Beach Cleaner MonkeyBusienssImages

16 May 2022

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?

Velvet Swimming Crab Georgie Bull

4 May 2022

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.

Moon Jellyfish Mark Kirkland

27 Apr 2022

Spring has sprung as jellyfish bloom

Our temperate seas undergo huge ecological change when the warming rays of the sun finally linger that little bit longer on our highest latitudes. Jellyfish are one of the first animals to take advantage of spring's arrival.

Diver with ghost net, Ghost Fishing UK, Christine Grosart

22 Apr 2022

Tackling ghost fishing gear in UK waters

Christine Grosart is a trustee, secretary and underwater videographer of the registered charity Ghost Fishing UK. She talks about the issue of ghost fishing gear in UK waters, and speaks about her latest film project.

Wet wipes on Scottish beach, Catherine Gemmell

19 Apr 2022

Solving Scotland’s sewage related litter problem

We're working to help clear Scotland’s coast and stop sewage-related litter at source.

Waves at sea level Thierry Meier

14 Apr 2022

Campaign win: damaging fishing banned from four Marine Protected Areas

On 13th April 2022, the Government announced it will ban damaging fishing from four of the UK’s offshore Marine Protected Areas. Worth celebrating? Definitely. But the Government has a long way to go to reach its goal of 40 sites properly protected by 2024.

Children rock pooling

13 Apr 2022

Easter fun by the sea

Taking a trip to the coast this Easter break? We’ve put together a list of some great seaside activities you can get up to whilst you’re there.

Non-stick frying pan Cooker King

13 Apr 2022

Don't cause a stink down your sink this Easter

Sewers clogged up with fat stop waste water reaching treatment works and can ultimately result in untreated sewage ending up on our beaches and in the sea.

Greek Baked Pollock

13 Apr 2022

Best sustainable fish recipes for Good Friday

Need some inspiration for which fish dish to cook this Good Friday? We’ve rounded up some great sustainable seafood recipes to help you find the perfect feast for your family and friends this weekend.

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8 Apr 2022

Sea kayaking, island hopping and stargazing

Last summer Clare took on our Scilly Kayak Challenge - an unforgettable fundraising excursion sea-kayaking around the Isles of Scilly. She shares with us a look behind the scenes of her once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Great British Beach Clean 2021, Cramond Beach, Edinburgh

8 Apr 2022

Beach cleans: it's all about the litter data

Tune into BBC's Countryfile this Sunday 10 April as we join Matt Baker to launch their Coastal Clean Up Initiative. Along with some of our volunteers, we’ll be talking about the importance of our beach cleans and the data we collect.

Hawksbill and Green turtle in the Caribbean UKOTs

7 Apr 2022

Listening to the voices of the Virgin Islands

We were visiting the Virgin Islands for more Community Voice Method field work on another ground-breaking Caribbean turtle conservation project.

Giant Tuna Shoal Guido Montaldo

6 Apr 2022

Our latest update to the Good Fish Guide is out

The Good Fish Guide shows you which seafood options are the most sustainable by using a simple traffic light system. Green is the Best Choice, amber is OK to Eat but improvements are needed, and red indicates Fish to Avoid.

Fucoid seaweed Georgie Bull

5 Apr 2022

The UN’s latest IPCC report: it’s now or never…but have they forgotten something?

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports are rarely cheering. In the latest instance, experts say that despite carbon-cutting measures, the world will still warm by 3.2 ̊C this century. But the IPCC report fails to count a huge player in all of this: the ocean. Our seas capture more carbon than trees. So why is no-one talking about our ocean-based solutions?

Scotland sea

24 Mar 2022

Our CEO's view on Defra's Nature Recovery Green Paper

Last week, Defra – the Government department responsible for the environment, food and rural affairs – released its long awaited Nature Recovery Green Paper. The paper has proposed a complete overhaul of many of the current systems in place for managing our natural spaces, including the ocean.

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22 Mar 2022

How to buy the Big Five: Cod, haddock, salmon, tuna and prawns

Ideally, we should eat a wider variety of sustainably caught and farmed fish, but if you're keen to stick with the familiar – or nothing else is available – here's what you need to know.

Cat shark over kelp, Sam Mansfield (Usage Restricted - Contact Billy Barraclough with any questions)

20 Mar 2022

11 amazing images of the UK's underwater world

We've gathered a selection of incredible ocean photography to celebrate life in the UK’s seas.