Living Seas Wales is a Wales wide coastal project brought to you by North Wales Wildlife Trust and The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, thanks to money raised by National and Postcode Lottery Players.
Living Seas is The Wildlife Trusts’ vision for the future of UK’s seas. Within Living Seas marine wildlife thrives from the depths of the ocean to the coastal shallows. We know our seas are at a turning point and we believe that local people, local communities and coastal visitors are the key to help reverse the decline in marine wildlife.
Through the project we’ll be exploring, recording and sharing people’s marine memories, from special wildlife moments to tales about fishing and opinions on how the Welsh marine environment has changed. Have a memory to share with us? Submit here.
Want to discover more about Welsh marine life? You can join our Living Seas Team for a strandline search, picnic with a porpoise or even get a glimpse of life underwater on a seashore safari. You can browse our upcoming events here.
And that’s not all! If you love spending time by the sea and want to become involved in our marine conservation work then you can join our amazing volunteer team. We’re looking for volunteers to collect marine memories, help with events and conduct marine surveys. Interested? You can find out more here.
“This project is an exciting opportunity for us and our partners at the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales to showcase the incredible marine wildlife found here on our doorstep. It will allow us to bring our coast and seas to life through the stories and memories of the people of Wales and use innovative technology to ‘wow’ our audiences! We’re looking forward to working within Welsh communities and there will something for everyone; whether you want to join us for a rock pool ramble or learn how to lead your own groups on the coast”.
Nia Hâf Jones, Living Seas Manager for North Wales
“We are delighted that we have this opportunity to work in partnership with our colleagues from North Wales Wildlife Trust to work together to raise the profile of the marine environment around Wales. We have a fantastic array of marine wildlife from bottlenose dolphins to thresher sharks, kittiwakes, honeycomb worms and more! Through hard work and dedication this project comes to fruition at exactly the right time; 2018 is Wales’ Year of the Sea it couldn’t be more timely. ”
Dr Sarah Perry, Living Seas Manager for South Wales