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:
Great British Beach Clean at Half Moon Bay, Heysham 2019: Sunday 22nd September 2019 Many thanks to everyone who turned up on this rainy Sunday morning to clean the beach at Half Moon Bay. It was certainly not a promising start and we were all wet before the beach clean began. However, the rain eventually stopped and 37 volunteers cleaned the beach and... >> More
Silverdale nurdles: Photograph of litter at the Cove, Silverdale, by Alan Ferguson. Nurdles are pre-production plastic pellets (about the size of a lentil) and of many different colours. These are shipped around the world by the plastics industry and turned into plastic products. Unfortunately these, along with our g... >> More
Chorda filum: Interesting sealife from the beach clean: During our beach clean on Sunday (22nd September) litterpickers found a number of rather strange cord-like objects in the strand line. The objects were generally translucent white, and resembled silicone rubber beading, of the type you might use to seal around the bath or kitchen sink. I brought a ... >> More