Celebrity Friends

MARINElife could not conduct its vital work without the continued and highly valued efforts of our many supporters. Here are a few you may know...!

Katie MeluaKatie Melua

"The oceans are there for all of us to enjoy, but they belong to the whales, dolphins and other marine creatures who live in them."

"Whales and dolphins are such wonderful marine mammals and it is heartbreaking that so many are injured or killed through human actions.  I am saddened that pollution, drowning in fishing nets and global warming are all taking their toll.

MARINElife is striving to change this through its scientific and educational work and I wholeheartedly support their efforts for these magnificent animals.  The oceans are there for all of us to enjoy, but they belong to the whales, dolphins and other marine creatures who live in them."

Katie first came to the public attention through her hit single 'The Closest Thing to Crazy'.  Subsequent hit singles and her top-selling albums have ensured her a place amongst the world's most successful UK-based artists.  Her sixth album 'Ketevan' was released in September 2013.


Alan DaviesAlan Davies & family with MARINElife on the bridge

"...beautiful sea creatures..."

"I travelled with my wife and young baby on the Pride of Bilbao and we felt very fortunate to see spectacular dolphins and a huge Fin Whale.

Clive Martin of MARINElife told me about the scientific work this organisation undertakes and mentioned the tragic deaths, caused by fishing nets, that are depleting the numbers of these beautiful sea creatures. As a family we keenly support MARINElife's work". 

Alan is a comedian, actor and writer, perhaps best known for starring in the television mystery series Jonathan Creek and as the permanent panellist on the hit TV show QI.


Jenny SeagroveJenny Seagrove

"These charismatic animals need support from all of us."

"I support MARINElife because they encourage anyone who cares about the conservation of whales and dolphins to become actively involved through their training and volunteer research teams. Gathering scientific information is core to their conservation efforts because appealing to the emotions alone is not enough to influence decision makers. These charismatic animals need support from all of us. Well done for all you do."

Jenny is an English actress who has many TV, film and stage credits to her name.  Her best-known character is that of barrister Jo Mills in the long-running BBC drama series Judge John Deed.  Jenny is a leading animal rights campaigner.


Hazel O'ConnorHazel O'Connor

"Keep up the good work Marinelife!"

"MARINElife works ceaselessly to gather the vital information needed to protect and conserve these beautiful marine mammals and other marine wildlife.   I support this charity not only because of their fantastic research and conservation work but because they also encourage awareness and involvement through their inspiring educational programme on the Pride of Bilbao, which is where I first came across them.  Keep up the good work MARINElife!  Those animals need all our help."

Hazel is an English singer-songwriter and actress who had her film debut in 1975 with Girls come first. She has made numerous TV and theatre appearances and continues to record and perform new material. Hazel travelled with MARINElife wildlife officers and saw our education work first hand.