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Wave break on Hove Beach Brighton Billy Barraclough

18 Dec 2020

Don't cause a stink down your festive sink!

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.

Spiny Seahorse in Seagrass Georgie Bull

16 Dec 2020

Sally-Ann Hart MP to become seagrass champion

Sally-Ann Hart, MP for Hastings and Rye has become the new ‘Species Champion’ for seagrass.

Picking up plastic bottle on a beach Triocean

7 Dec 2020

How volunteering is helping Sea Champions discover their coast

Sea Champion Jenny, and her daughter Islay, have been undertaking volunteering activities for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.

Basking Shark off Coll West Scotland Mark Kirkland

4 Dec 2020

New protections for Scottish seas

In July 2019 we joined forces with the Scottish Wildlife Trust to campaign in support of better protection for basking sharks, whales, dolphins and seabed habitats.

Herring shoal International ELARTEVIVEENTI

3 Dec 2020

Five festive fish

The Christmas tree doesn’t have to be the only thing that’s green in your household this season.

Small fishing trawler off the coast of Ayrshire, Scotland Norrie3699

23 Nov 2020

Fisheries Act misses the mark on sustainability

The landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has become law and will shape how UK seas are fished for years to come.

PPE masks over beach Matt Barnes

6 Nov 2020

PPE pollution on the rise on UK beaches

Like many events this year, the Great British Beach Clean, our annual flagship event, looked a little different.

Plastic litter in the sea Rich Carey

6 Nov 2020

Great British Beach Clean 2020 Results

The Great British Beach Clean results show concerning volume of PPE litter.

Litter and pollution in the sea Mranaked

27 Oct 2020

How to have a plastic-free Halloween

Halloween is a time when many people like to dress up and go trick or treating.

Anglerfish Super Joseph

23 Oct 2020

Eight scary Halloween sea creatures

Who needs make-believe monsters when we have real-life scary sea creatures?

Treatment Success for Sick Turks and Caicos Corals Aliz Zimmerman

20 Oct 2020

Treating sick corals in Turks and Caicos

We have supported marine conservation in the Turks and Caicos Islands for nearly two decades, building strong links with local environmental partners.

Sea Bass shoal Georgie Bull

7 Oct 2020

Good Fish Guide winter 2020 ratings update

Dolphin bycatch in the Bay of Biscay impacts seabass ratings in the Good Fish Guide

Cigarette butts on beach Larina Marina

1 Oct 2020

Call to ban single-use plastic cigarette filters

Environment and health organisations call on the Scottish Government to ban single-use plastic cigarette filters – no ifs, no butts!

Snakelocks Anemone on Seagrass Georgie Bull

20 Sep 2020

Seagrass in a pandemic

We were invited aboard the yacht of one of our volunteers, Chris Cooling. We ventured to a southern English seagrass bed to plan a monitoring project.

nathan roberts malaysia.jpg

5 Aug 2020

Sea Champion attends conference in Malaysia

Sea Champion, Nathan, shares with us his experience of attending a conference in Malaysia on 'Plastic Solutions'.

Mediterranean gulls flying in the sky with a barrel jellyfish underwater Costa Brava Spain Damsea

5 Aug 2020

New quiz in time for jellyfish season

The Marine Conservation Society is calling on beachgoers to report jellyfish sightings.

Blue Shark off Cornwall England Mark Kirkland

23 Jul 2020

Microplastics found inside UK sharks

A new report released this week shows clear evidence of microplastics and synthetic materials making their way into the digestive systems of UK sharks.

Shallow waters in summertime in the Hebrides on the West coast of Scotland Joost Van Uffelen

20 Jul 2020

The Big Seaweed Search: helping out during lockdown

We really appreciate all the help our volunteers can give us. This year has been a bit different, but there are still plenty of ways to support our work.

Microfibres under a microscope Imogen Napper

16 Jul 2020

A simple solution to microfibre pollution

A study has revealed that filters fitted inside washing machines can reduce the amount of plastic microfibres released into wastewater by almost 80%.

Beach huts on Cromer Beach Randomir Rezny

18 Jun 2020

Public asked to #KeepItClean at the beach

Beaches, parks and public spaces are suffering a scourge of litter and single-use plastic

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