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The CEFAS 2020 PELTIC Survey is Out

The final report for the 2020 CEFAS PELTIC survey has been released, which includes data collected by two MARINElife volunteers (Peter Howlett & Morgan Schofield) over the 35-day voyage.

MARINElife on board the CEFAS Endeavour for the PELTIC survey 2020

2020 marks the eighth year that MARINElife surveyors will have recorded cetaceans and seabirds as part of the CEFAS PELTIC survey on board the CEFAS Endeavour. This year the survey will last for 35 days and transects will span the English Channel, around the Isles of Scilly, eastern side of the Celtic Sea, Bristol Channel and, for the first time, Cardigan Bay.

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Latest updated COVID-19 Statement 19.09.2020

UPDATE! (19/09/2020) All MARINElife Commercial Surveys and WLO trips suspended for the rest of 2020

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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