The seas around the UK host a wealth of wildlife. You might be surprised to learn that the UK's seas cover an area three times that of the land, and host half of our national bio-diversity. It's a strange world beneath the waves, one that we know little about, but one that is increasingly under pressure from human activity.
The local area group is active in surveying wildlife in Morecambe Bay and the North West Coast of the UK. We organise beach cleans, guided beach walks and talks about marine wildlife. We are part of The Marine Conservation Society, the UK’s leading marine charity. We work to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution free and protected.
You are invited to join us for talks, on dives and beach litter surveys. - please see our diary for a complete list of forthcoming events:
Destroyers!: Above top: An Orkney seascape (with defensive positions) by Lewis. Below the seaslug Coryphella by Gordon, and a diver on one of the wrecks of the German High Seas Fleet by Lewis. Two talks about two very different types of destroyer - Lewis Bambury will talk about Orkney, including a look at how e... >> More
Invisible World: marine primary production: Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others. Leonardo da Vinci Plants are rather different - quietly converting sunlight into the food we need to survive; the shepherd with his gra... >> More
Dark and dull? Underwater wildlife photography in British waters: At our next meeting, members of the group will take personal views on the subject of photography around UK coastline. This will include a look at the photographic equipment they use, and the challenges they face in getting a 'good' photograph. Main speakers: Gordon Fletcher (film), Lewis Bambury (... >> More