The UK's marine environment provides a haven for some of our most fascinating wildlife, such as basking sharks, grey seals, puffins and dolphins.
Each year The Wildlife Trusts celebrate the UK's amazing sea animals and plants during National Marine Week. This is your chance to explore the seashore, discover dunes and wallow with whelks - however you don't have to wait for National Marine Week to get out there!
Over the coming year there will be a lot of attention on Marine Conservation Zones around the UK. The Wildlife Trusts are attempting to persuade Government to create 127 or these nature-reserves-at-sea, including four off the Lancashire coast – Fylde Offshore, the Sefton Coast, the Ribble Estuary and Wyre/Lune.
Why not join in some of the Marine Week events (below), become a Friend of a Marine Conservation Zone or sign our Petition Fish, an online petition lobbying Government to create the Marine Conservation Zones.
Friday August 10, Rock Ramble, 10am–12pm, Half Moon Bay, Heysham.
Come along to the shore and explore the local rock pool and learn about the species found there. Meet in Lancaster City Council car park off Smithy lane above Half Moon bay, south of Heysham Head SD408607. Bring wellies and waterproofs. For more info/to book contact Emma on 01524855030/07717366812 or email
Friday, 10th August 2012, Wild Walk to Hilbre Island, 10am, Watersports Centre, West Kirby.
We’ll cross the sands to look out for the inquisitive grey seals, dive in to see what’s in the rock pools and check out which birds are passing through on the lookout for lunch. A great day for the family. Places fill up fast on these popular visits to Hilbre so ring or email to book a space (01948 820728 or email).