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:
Review of Beach Cleans at Half Moon Bay: Regular beach cleaners with our local group at Half Moon Bay, Heysham will know that we always take a survey of the litter collected and this information is put into a database held by MCS. We thought it would be interesting for people to see the attached graphs which show some of the changes in li... >> More
Roa dive July 2019: The scorpion fish Taurulus bubais (photo by Lewis) waiting for something tasty to swim by (thankfully we are a little too big for it). After a string of possible dates this year that we were unable to get in at Roa Island we finally managed a dive on Friday (we had to bring it forward a day to mis... >> More
Morecambe Kite Festival 2019: Setting up the Lancashire MCS tent. After a year's absence, it was good to be able to attend the Kite Festival at Morecambe again this year. Our 'new' gazebo had its first outing - and proved to be very successful, bringing us a bit closer to the people moving along the prom viewing the kites! Th... >> More