Sea safari © Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Beach clean © Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Sand sculpture © Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Child with binoculars © Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Plaice race © Hampshire & Isle of Wight WT
Crab crowns © Lisa Chilton
Rockpooling © Alison Forward
27th July -11th August 2013
The UK's marine environment provides a haven for some of our most fascinating wildlife, such as basking sharks, grey seals, puffins and dolphins.
Each year The Wildlife Trusts celebrate the UK's amazing sea animals and plants during National Marine Week. This is your chance to explore the seashore, discover dunes and wallow with whelks - however you don't have to wait for National Marine Week to get out there!
Both coastal and inland Wildlife Trusts offer a wide range of events that uncover the magic of the marine world. Contact your local Wildlife Trust, or visit our events pages, for activities and events in your area!
However, if you want to make your own marine adventure, we’ve got it all right here, whatever the weather and whatever your budget and no matter what your mood! Just click here, for more information.
For more superb marine information, images, video clips etc. check out BBC Nature UK.