National Marine Week is The Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine. Despite the name, it lasts 15 fun-filled days to allow for the variation in tide times around the country. This year is slightly different, due to the Covid-19 crisis, but there's still lots to get stuck into it! Dive in...
Report your sightings!
Want to be a citizen scientist? You can report your shoreline sightings to us!
We're particularly interested in sightings of Pacific oyster, wireweed, slipper limpet, Chinese mitten crab, oarweed, snakelocks anemone, stalked jellyfish, shore crab, beadlet anemone and common limpet, but feel free to report any other sightings as well.
Be a champion for our seas!
Our seas need YOUR help! We're telling the Government that we need Highly Protected Marine Areas as soon as possible. These special areas would ban all damaging activities and give the wildlife there a chance to recover and thrive.
Try one of our awesome events!
Some of these events will take place face-to-face, in accordance with current Government guidance and ensuring social distancing is in place at all times, whereas other events will take place digitally, or will be self-led by participants. Take a look below!
Tune into some amazing marine life videos
From kayaking in Alderney, to meeting the dolphins of Wales, there's so much to explore!
Take a look...
Find out more about our amazing marine life
Enter a species name to find out more about them!
Video: cuckoo wrasse ©Andy Jackson
Many aspects of our everyday lives have a negative effect on our seas. Here's how you can take action to help marine wildlife.
Make a splash on social media
Share what you love about the sea using #NationalMarineWeek on Twitter and Instagram. We'd love to hear all about your favourite marine wildlife, the actions you take to help our sea life, and what the sea means to you. And of course lots of fabulous photos of you enjoying our incredible coasts and spectacular seas!
Other things to do
Seaside activity guides
Things to see by the sea
Have you got an all-time favourite UK marine wildlife experience? If so, send your pictures, videos or stories to firstname.lastname@example.org to be in with a chance to win a pair of Opticron binoculars and a copy of the brilliant ‘The Essential Guide to Rockpooling’ book, by Julie Hatcher and Steve Trewhella. Competition closes 11.59pm 9th August. The winner will be chosen at random shortly afterwards.