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
The true value of marine turtles
Let’s talk about shells
We’ve been talking to Helen Scales, author of ‘What a Shell Can Tell’. We learn about the interesting shells in our seas and on our shores, and the impact of human activity and climate change on them.
"What do turtles do all day?" and other questions...
We've been chatting to Dr Peter Richardson, our in-house turtle expert, all about marine turtles to get the low-down on these charismatic creatures
Beneath the Waves: Our new supporter events
We're excited to be launching our new online supporter events, Beneath the Waves. These events will run three times a year, with the first taking place on 22nd June 2022.
Meet some of our volunteers
Ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer with us? Our volunteers Kerrie and Sean give us the lowdown and why they decided to get involved with our work, what they’ve been up to and what they’ve learned from the experience
Ways to volunteer with us
It doesn't matter if you live near to the coast or in a landlocked city, there are lots of great ways to get involved with our work.
The lowdown on crab and lobster in the UK
There’s been a lot of talk about crab and lobster potting lately. We give the lowdown on what’s happening with these species and what the future might hold.