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:
Centurion Scouts Beach Clean at Half Moon Bay: On Saturday 14th April, Centurion Scouts Heysham, carried out a beach clean at Half Moon Bay, for the Marine Conservation Society. Kathy McAdam MCS, organised the beach clean with the support of Jo Alexander Scout Leader and Danni Groves Assistant Scout leader. 10 scouts took part and luckily it w... >> More
Life in Liverpool docks: Review of 'What's up Dock?', a talk presented by Wendy Northway (MCS North West England Seasearch Coordinator) on 14th March 2018. While Liverpool's pre-eminence as a maritime centre in the North West is undisputed today, it was only in 1751, with the construction of the world's first commercial wet... >> More
Sea Level Rise - the hidden coastal process?: Above: Simulation of sea level rise on the Fylde coastline. Our next talk, by Trevor Lund of Blackpool and Fylde College, will examine the evidence from around the Bay for sea level change in the past, look at the processes involved and consider how this will affect us all in the future. The proce... >> More