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.

COVID-19 remains an issue - please respect other people's space at beach cleans and other social events!

Latest News:

Beach cleans at Half Moon Bay, Heysham 2022: Two of our quarterly beach cleans/surveys took place on April 24th and June 15th with 12 volunteers each, so thank you again to those who took part. The June one was particularlyenjoyable with the warm, late sun. A great way to spend an evening. As we have found in beach cleans over the last few y... >> More

Morecambe Bay Cycle Path: Views along the Morecambe Bay Cycle Path. Photos by Lewis Bambury The Bay Cycle Way will take you on a 130km (80 mile) journey from Glasson Dock, around Morecambe Bay, as far as Barrow in Furness. The route along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Britain, gives the cyclist the op... >> More

Death of Rita Crosby: Photo of Rita with her husband Ron at St Abbs in 2005 (photo by Gordon/Chrissie Fletcher) It is with great sadness that we have heard about the death of Rita Crosby. Rita was the group treasurer for many years, helping Ron, and ensuring the group stayed on a sound financial footing! Our thoughts a... >> More

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