National Marine Week is here!

Cuckoo wrasse ©Linda Pitkin/2020VISION

Saturday the 28th saw the start of National Marine Week, The Wildlife Trusts’ annual celebration of our amazing seas.

Running from the 28th of July to the 12th of August, to take advantage of the tides, National Marine Week is a chance to celebrate the wonderful wildlife found in the seas around the UK, and our relationship with this incredible habitat that surrounds us.

Wildlife Trusts around the UK will be holding sea-themed events, from snorkelling through the waters of Wembury Bay in Devon, to exploring the rockpools of Yorkshire’s Boggle Hole on a seashore safari, or even picnicking with a porpoise on the clifftops of North Wales.

No matter where you are in the UK, there’s plenty to celebrate: our seas are home to over half of all our wildlife (more than 30,000 species), contribute to flood management and water purification, and provide the oxygen for every other breath you take!

And remember, in the UK you’re never more than 70 miles from the sea.

Learn more about events and how you can get involved on our National Marine Week page

Common hermit crab on maerl

Common hermit crab on maerl ©Alexander Mustard/2020VISION

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