Welcome to the North Sea Wildlife Project
Living Seas. What picture does this phrase conjure up in your mind? A rocky reef bursting with brightly coloured fish, corals and sponges? A boat trip in the company of leaping dolphins and playful seals? Fishermen hauling nets brimming with big, tasty fish? Living Seas are all these things and more. We urgently need your help to bring back the UK’s Living Seas.
Twelve Wildlife Trusts (Northumberland, Durham, Tees Valley, Yorkshire, Sheffield, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicester and Rutland, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough, Norfolk, Suffolk), located across the East coast of England aim to make the concept of 'Living Seas' a reality though a project which will promote protection of the North Sea's weird and wonderful marine wildlife, from the smallest plankton to the largest whales.
The project focuses mainly on the English North Sea, from Northumberland down to Suffolk and 200 nautical miles out to sea - to find out more click here. The marine environment is not a confined one, processes occurring in one area will both directly and indirectly affect others, for this reason we will also be exploring and developing links with neighbouring projects and partner organisations where possible to turn Living Seas from myth to reality.
A further 37 Marine Conservation Zones to progress to consultation in January 2015 were announced by Defra yesterday.
The clean up begins on many of our coastal nature reserves post last weeks storms.
IMPORTANT NEWS: East Coast nature reserves hit hard by tidal surges, visitors encouraged not to visit the coast this weekend.