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!
Roa Island Shore Walk July 2021: Discarded fishing line - sadly our first find... Our first Roa Island shore walk this year took place on Saturday 24th July. Understandably, given the late decision to hold this, turnout was lower than normal but 5 of us had an interesting time scouring the shore for life. Sadly the first find of... >> More
Morecambe Beach Clean: The local group has been running regular beach cleans and litter surveys at Half Moon Bay for over ten years, but recently we have decided to take a wider view, and run some 'guerilla' beach cleans, to compare beaches more widely around the area, and see if there are areas that might benefit more f... >> More
Our Unique Sea Lochs: Talk by Gordon Fletcher, Lancashire MCS Wednesday, 19th May at 19:30 via Zoom Above: Photo of Loch Creran, on the West Coast of Scotland, by Gordon Fletcher, Summer 2016. Sea Lochs contain a great diversity of habitats that can be exploited by marine wildlife - from fast flowing tidal narrows t... >> More
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