August Marine News

Dolphin washed up on Swansea beach
Many animals are washed up on beaches across the country. Read on for more instances and what you should do if this happens near you.

Jellyfish in the UK – survey
There are 6 different jellyfish living in UK seas, with occasional visits from others. A marine scientist who encountered a huge jellyfish last month has been inspired to launch the Great British JellyWatch to keep track of them. People across the UK are being urged to join in.

Leatherback turtle off Gower
Observers got a good long look at a rare leatherback turtle as it munched its jellyfish dinner. This once in a lifetime viewing blew people’s minds.

Storms wash marine life onto beach
Stormy weather has caused lots of little sandy tube and starfish-like creatures to be washed up on Aberavon beach. This is a sad but natural occurrence. Watch the video for some startling footage of these creatures.

Less than one month to go until Marine Clean Cymru
Keep Wales Tidy is working in partnership with McDonald’s across Wales to start a month long campaign targetting Wales’ rivers, waterways and beaches. It starts in September – get involved!

Welsh National Marine Plan
The Welsh Government is working on its first Welsh National Marine Plan. Marine Planning will support the Government’s vision for healthy seas, guide sustainable development and support ‘blue growth’.

Students tackle wildlife conservation projects
Students with additional learning needs from Coleg Llandrillo have been presented with awards for their wildlife projects. They spent 6 weeks working with the North Wales Wildlife Trust.

Can Eco-Engineering Help Revive Wales’ Coastal Waters?
Scientists are working to eco-engineer artificial coastal structures to make them more attractive to marine wildlife.

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