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Latest ocean news

Spiny Seahorse in Seagrass

18 Jun 2024

General Election Q&A with Stevie the Seahorse

Much of the ocean’s remarkable, and vital, marine life has been overlooked in the lead-up to the general election, but we’re determined to change this. We speak to Stevie the seahorse on their views on the upcoming election and the impact it will have.

Cornwall seascape, Sam Mansfield

14 Jun 2024

General Election 2024 conversation pack

The next UK Government will be responsible for determining the future of our ocean. We’ve designed a General Election conversation pack to equip you with the knowledge to be an ocean advocate during the election season.

Emperor Penguin

13 Jun 2024

Dedicated dads: Four ocean fathers that deserve some love

Being a dad is a magical experience, but a lot of sea creatures do not share this sentiment. This Father’s Day, we’re celebrating four ocean species where the dads play an active role in parenting and caring for their offspring.

Shark fin

12 Jun 2024

Jaw-some shark facts to sink your teeth into

Sharks are one of the most recognisable animals of the ocean but how much do you know about them? Find out some facts today!

Colin Speedie leatherback.jpg

11 Jun 2024

Look out for leatherback sea turtles this summer

With wildlife sightings season on the horizon, we shine a spotlight on the most frequently recorded sea turtle species in UK and Irish waters – the leatherback.

Catherine swimming in the sea

1 Jun 2024

Official bathing season in Scotland offers a chance to give back to the ocean

Saturday 1st of June marks the start of the official Bathing Season in Scotland when there will be even more people finding joy in their local blue space. Our Policy and Advocacy Manager asks if there's is more we can be doing to give back to the ocean.

Sun over sea - seascape

30 May 2024

Positive ocean news: May '24 edition

Read our latest monthly round-up of positive ocean news stories for your dose of ocean optimism.

Green turtles over seagrass in Turks and Caicos Islands

23 May 2024

Marine turtles: Your questions answered

Ever wondered what the difference between a turtle and tortoise is? Find out as we answer your commonly asked questions about turtles.

Piggy Bank

17 May 2024

5 reasons you should consider giving to charity

Donating to charity has benefits for both individuals and important causes. Find out five great reasons to give to charity today.

Woman in sea

15 May 2024

Bathing water quality: What needs to be done?

Our bathing water system needs an overhaul. Find out how we're pushing for change.

HRH King Charles III speaking to Marine Conservation Society

10 May 2024

King Charles III continues Royal Patronage of Marine Conservation Society

We are honoured and thrilled to have King Charles continue his Royal Patronage. His Royal Highness has been our Patron for more than 30 years, playing an active role in our launch.

Wave breaking Tim Marshall

2 May 2024

Why we're calling on France to accept bottom trawling restrictions in UK MPAs

Lately, there's been a surge of news on bottom trawling in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). we're calling for French vessels to desist from bottom trawling immediately in regulated UK and French MPAs.

Beach clean, Cramond. Robert Ormerod.

30 Apr 2024

Rounding up Citizen Science Month

We celebrate the power of citizen science and all those who took part in our acitivities during Citizen Science Month

Clown fish swimming in coral

29 Apr 2024

Positive ocean news: April '24 edition

Read our latest monthly round-up of positive ocean news stories for your dose of ocean optimism.

Plastic litter in the sea Rich Carey

25 Apr 2024

UK Government announces step forward for Deposit Return Scheme

Today, the UK Government has announced a huge step forward for the Deposit Return Scheme. Our Chief Executive Officer, Sandy Luk, welcomed the announcement but highlights our disappointment in the timeline for the Scheme.

Tamsin Betti - Former Director of Communicaions and Engagement

23 Apr 2024

A tribute to Tamsin Betti: Change maker and innovator

Tamsin Betti, who was our Director of Engagement & Communications from 2019 to 2022, has sadly passed away. Here, our CEO Sandy Luk pays tribute to a remarkable woman.

Wet wipe on beach Natasha Ewins

22 Apr 2024

Single-use wet wipes containing plastic to be banned

After over a decade of campaigning, we are delighted by the announcement from all governments across the UK today banning the supply and sale of single-use wet wipes containing plastic.

Ocean waves

22 Apr 2024

A showcase of UK marine life for Earth Day 2024

To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, we have collated a breathtaking collection of ocean photography from around the UK, kindly donated by supporting photographers who share our passion for all things ocean.

YON workshop - Blue Influencers Conference 2024

9 Apr 2024

Inspiring youth action at the Blue Influencers Conference

Members of our Youth Ocean Network came together to deliver presentations and workshops to show how young people can help drive change and take action in blue spaces impacted by climate change.

Georgie Bull diving - 32764 - Billy Barraclough

1 Apr 2024

Celebrating Citizen Science Month

Citizen science is valuable in expanding our knowledge of the underwater world and allows anyone, anywhere to get involved in scientific research that brings about real change. Our projects provide vital data that helps us learn more about the ocean.

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