If you enjoy looking for marine wildlife in Yorkshire’s wonderful rockpools then join us on a Shoresearch.
Enjoy walking around Flamborough Head with our interactive storyboard trail.
Join divers from Seasearch North East to help record marine wildlife under the waves.
See if you can spot whales and dolphins, harbour porpoise which live in the North Sea all year round, while white-beaked dolphins and minke whales move inshore throughout the summer months.
This joint venture between local fishermen and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust offers an unforgettable boat trip along the spectacular chalk headlands of Flamborough. This trip offers unrivalled views of cliff nesting kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills, while puffins and gannets crowd the sea.
A beach cleaning project to rid your Waves from Waste. Join a beach clean being carried out along our 45 miles of Yorkshire coastline - get out to the beach, socialise and make a positive impact on our seas.
A new network of protected areas to help our seas to recover and flourish once more, so that the marine environment can continue to inspire people and support our way of life
With such a beautifully diverse coastline, the Trust’s Living Seas Awareness and Research team is well placed to deliver their exciting and innovative programme of marine activities.
Through public engagement, research surveys, formal education sessions and awareness campaigns, the team teaches not only about our fantastic marine wildlife, but also the role our seas play in everyday life. The programme has something for everyone, young and old, expert or novice.
The Yorkshire coastline alone is 45km long and our ‘territorial’ limits extend out from the coastline to 15 nautical miles (approximately 17.2 miles)! The Living Seas team want to ensure that the marine life within this area and beyond receive the appreciation and protection that it deserves. In total, the marine environment makes up 70% of our planet, and its functioning is critical in our every day lives, from the single-celled marine plants called phytoplankton that produce 50% of the planets oxygen to the commercial fisheries that are a source of livelihood and employment for millions of people around the world. However, due to the 3D nature of the marine environment, it has often been seen as inexhaustible and humans have historically removed many of its greatest animals. The majority of its charismatic species are now protected, such as whales, dolphins and basking sharks, but many more are yet to be fully appreciated.
Through interactive sessions, surveys and campaigns the Living Seas team hopes to inspire and enthuse the public to appreciate the importance of our marine life and to stand up for our seas!
Learn about the new Marine Conservation Zones and how you can help to secure a future for our marine environment here.
If you are interested in learning more about the work of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Living Seas team please contact either Kat or Ant:
Keep up to date with events, campaigns and stories about our marine life by following the Living Seas team on facebook and twitter!
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