Secrets of the seabed are now being shared as exploratory scientific surveys are undertaken to help us better understand the UK’s marine environment and help protect it for the future
Join us on this exciting journey of discovery and explore the jewels we have in the seas around our coastline
The Wildlife Trusts have been campaigning vigorously for the proper protection of UK seas for many years. With government commitments for protecting the sea yet to be fully met, urgent action is still needed to turn our over-fished, over-exploited, and currently under-protected waters back into a healthy and sustainable environment.
That’s why we’ve commissioned our own professional dive team - five professional divers and marine ecologists – who are gathering evidence and data from areas where existing knowledge about marine habitats is limited.
This summer, diver and marine scientist, Dominic Flint, is leading a team of five divers to record any interesting finds in survey areas around England. They are surveying and photographing the sands and gravels, the rock types and forms, the seaweeds and animals attached to the rocks, the crabs and other creatures that crawl over the seabed and the fish that swim above, round and through them. Find out how they got in 2015 here.
Join us on this exciting journey of discovery and explore the jewels we have in the seas around our coastline…meet our dive team and find out how volunteers help to gather crucial information for conservation through the Seasearch project.
Image Credit: Charles Sandercock