Right now the European Union laws which help protect the Bottlenose Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise and many important seabird sites are under review and at risk of being weakened. Your help is needed...read more...
Join one of our Wildlife Officers for a day trip aboard the new Condor Liberation looking for marine mammals and seabirds found in the Channel that can be spotted from the Poole to Guernsey ferry. Read more ...
Recently the well-known, and extremely well-travelled dolphin, Clet, was spotted off Balaclava Bay, Portland. Find out more about this roving bottlenose’s journey, and our work to record the individual Bottlenose Dolphins off our coast. Photo credit: Steve Belasco. Read more...
We have re-launched our MARINElife Southwest Sightings Project, and are inviting members of the public to share their sightings of cetaceans (dolphins, whales, and porpoises) and seabirds. Find out more about these species, and what you can do to be a part of this project. Read More...
On 1st October, MARINElife and the RSPB went on the first of two joint advocacy boat trips to the Farnes East and Coquet to St. Mary's rMCZs, funded with support from the Wildlife Trust's MPA Fighting Fund. Find out more about this trip, and why these coastal areas are of such importance. Read More...
“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
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!”