It's National Marine Week!

National Marine Week runs from 25th July to 9th August this year – it's a full fortnight to take advantage of the tides. No matter where you live, you can join in with celebrating our seaside wildlife.

Want to be a citizen scientist? If you are visiting the shoreline, take a look for the species on this spotting sheet below and record them on The Wildlife Trust's form here

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.

Shoreline spotting sheet National Marine Week

Marine Week events

If you're staying home, you can attend a virtual event, like an online talk on sharks or nudibranches or virtual beach tots with North West Wildlife Trusts.

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. 

Will you sign the letter?

Competition time!

Have you got an all-time favourite UK marine wildlife experience? If so, send your pictures, videos or stories to marine@wildlifetrusts.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.          

Enter the competition