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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2016 MARINElife Training Courses

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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Help Save The Whales (18.09.15)

With Japan due to restart whaling this year, MARINElife, and many other environmental groups, have joined together to call on David Cameron to uphold his election promise to help end whaling; launching a petition to ensure the British Government responds to its pledge.
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Our big South West survey is almost here! (14.08.15)

In just a few days, MARINElife volunteer surveyors with the help of the RSPB and trained ESAS (European Seabird at Sea) surveyors are going to survey for Bottlenose dolphin and the globally endangered Balearic Shearwater along the entire coastline between Portland Bill in Dorset and Ilfracombe, north Devon in just 1 day!
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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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