Our Living Seas


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.

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News & Events

Sep 16

Learn to SCUBA Dive with us!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?  If you are interested in getting involved with marine conservation through diving, now is your chance! 


Sep 01

Dolphins recorded during marine survey

What began as an uneventful survey 11km off the coast of Berwickshire this August, soon led to an exciting close encounter with a pod of white-beaked dolphins.


Aug 22

Working Together for Healthy Seas

This short film highlights the efforts being made by Withernsea based fishermen that ensure high quality products with low environmental impacts.


Jul 24

NEWS: See STARS in UK waters

Hollywood may have its ‘Walk of Fame’ but the real stars of the show this summer are to be spotted around the UK coast. Starfish are the most instantly recognisable, and perhaps one of our most mysterious, sea species.


Jun 08

NEWS: The UK's sea life needs you!

The Wildlife Trusts rally marine advocates! Support for the proper protection of our seas is being sought by The Wildlife Trusts through a new campaign, which will launch on World Ocean’s Day (8 June).


Apr 03

NEWS: Lessons to be learnt

First Marine Plan annouced.


Feb 25

NEWS: Progress for marine conservation

A further 37 Marine Conservation Zones to progress to consultation in January 2015 were announced by Defra yesterday.


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