Conserving marine wildlife through research and education
Join the charity MARINElife in advancing the frontiers of scientific research and the conservation of our seas: the last great wilderness in Europe

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North Sea Humpback Whale spotted (09.04.2014)

This Monday on a MARINElife survey aboard DFDS Seaways freight vessel from Immingham to Cuxhaven, MARINElife researchers were treated to a rare first for MARINElife ferry surveys in the North Sea, a massive Humpback Whale!
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Join our 4 day Lundy Island Wildlife Experience. 31st May to 3rd June 2014 (26.03.14)

Announcing our unique Lundy Island 4 day training, survey and wildlife experience. Running from 31st May-3rd June join MARINElife researchers on this jewel of an island in the Bristol Channel.
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Sea-based Observation Day in May (18.03.14)

MARINElife will once again be teaming up with DFDS Seawyas to offer a sea-based observation day for those wanting to learn more about the observation of marine wildlife.
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2014 MARINElife Training Course

Learn more about the identification of the whales, dolphins and seabirds that can be seen around the UK by attending one of MARINElife's Training Courses.
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MARINElife has an incredibly important role to play in the protection of our invaluable coast and seas. The work that their dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers do to collect information on the distribution of both cetaceans and sea birds helps managers and policy makers make important and informed decisions about marine management and conservation.

Their work also helps to raise awareness of an aspect of our seas that few people appreciate - we have a fantastic selection of whales, dolphins and sea birds in our waters that some people might assume you have to travel abroad to see! Through this understanding and appreciation of our thriving coastal waters comes a desire to protect and conserve our local coastal environment. This is vital as we face a time where our seas are facing continued pressure from fisheries, climate change and other man made issues.

It is for these reasons that I am thrilled to become the patron for MARINElife and continue to raise awareness about their fantastic work and our stunning seas!

Maya Plass - MARINElife Patron

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