National Marine Week

National Marine Week

24th July - 8th August 2021

Bottlenose dolphin © WTSWW

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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. 

Find an event near you!

We've lined up some extra special marine events, we hope you can join us!

All Living Seas events

Rockpooling

Rockpooling © Living Seas Wales

Friday 6 August 2021 - Sunday 8 August 2021

SHORE-NANIGANS Family Camp

Shore-nanigans will be the first event of its kind as NWWT have teamed up with Outdoor Alternative, a family run campsite with nature and the environment at it's core. Together we bring you this wildlife family camp nestled in the outstanding natural beauty of Rhoscolyn, Anglesey.

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Thursday 29 July

Picnic with a porpoise (Anglesey)

Picnic with a Porpoise is back! Pack up the sandwiches, blanket and whatever your tipple and join the Living Seas team for this annual popular event! Be sure to get your tickets early as it will be sure to sell out.

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Picnic with a Porpoise © Eve Grayson

Take action

Many aspects of our everyday lives have a negative effect on our seas. Here's how you can take action to help marine wildlife.

Follow the Seashore Code
Pick up litter
Use less plastic
Watch what you wash away

Enter a species name to find out more about them!

Activity sheets

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 ...

Alderney Wildlife Trust - Rockpooling species
Alderney Wildlife Trust - Super seaweeds
Aldnerney Wildlife Trust - Kayak around the coast
Alderney Wildlife Trust - Nursehound shark in Alderney's Ramsar site
Alderney Wildlife Trust - Rockpooling for Wildlife Wednesday
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Seaweeds for rockpoolers
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - How to press seaweeds
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Cornish Crustaceans pt1

Cornwall Wildlife Trust - A sting in the polyps

Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Cornish sea slugs pt 1
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Photographing and studying Cornish seaweeds
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Great egg case hunt pt 1
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - South west bottlenose dolphin project needs your photos
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Britain's sea monster - the basking shark
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Cetaceans of the south west
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Crabbing tips
South and West Wales Wildlife Trust - Dolphin Detective (Introduction to bottlenose dolphins)
South and West Wales Wildlife Trust - Bird Bonanza (Introduction to seabirds in Wales)
Living Seas Wales - Meet the Dolphins of Wales: Introduction
Living Seas Wales - Meet the Dolphins of Wales: Bottlenose dolphin
Living Seas Wales - Meet the Dolphins of Wales: Common dolphin
Living Seas Wales - Meet the Dolphins of Wales: Risso's dolphin
Living Seas Wales - Meet the Dolphins of Wales: Harbour porpoise
Living Seas Wales - The Sea and Me: Triggerfish Stories
Living Seas Wales - The Sea and Me: Leatherback Turtle, 1988
Living Seas Wales - Virtual Beach Clean
Essex Wildlife Trust - Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve exploration by water
Essex Wildlife Trust - Estuary Explorations by water
Essex Wildlife Trust - Shore Discoveries pt 2
Essex Wildlife Trust - Shore Discoveries pt 1
Essex Wildlife Trust - East Beach skywatching
Essex Wildlife Trust - Estuary Discoveries
Essex Wildlife Trust - World Wetlands Day
Essex Wildlife Trust - Why are Essex's seals orange?
Essex Wildlife Trust - Restoring saltmarshes in the Blackwater Estuary
Essex Wildlife Trust - Protecting little terns on the Essex Coast
Essex Wildlife Trust - How did the turnstone get its name?
Essex Wildlife Trust - Essex's orange seals
Essex Wildlife Trust - Flocks at Bradwell Shell Bank nature reserve
Essex Wildlife Trust - Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve
Essex Wildlife Trust - Beach cleaning at The Naze Centre
Essex Wildlife Trust - Join a Shoresearch Survey
Essex Wildlife Trust - 4 Ways to Prevent Coastal Pollution
Essex Wildlife Trust - Coastal Critters
Essex Wildlife Trust - Share our Shores - Little terns
Essex Wildlife Trust - Share our Shores - The ringed plover
Essex Wildlife Trust - A Mermaid's Purse
Essex Wildlife Trust - Oyster catcher
Essex Wildlife Trust - Wilder Seas
Ulster Wildlife - Shark School - What is a shark?
Ulster Wildlife - Shark School - Our local sharks
Ulster Wildlife - Ocean Giants - the seals, porpoises, dolphins and whales in our seas
Ulster Wildlife - Ocean Giants - Top Tips for Reducing Marine Plastic
Ulster Wildlife - Threats to ocean life from single use plastic
Ulster Wildlife - Tips to reduce single use plastic (made for Plastic Free July campaign)