The seas around the UK host a wealth of wildlife. You might be surprised to learn that the UK's seas cover an area three times that of the land, and host half of our national bio-diversity. It's a strange world beneath the waves, one that we know little about, but one that is increasingly under pressure from human activity.

The local area group is active in surveying wildlife in Morecambe Bay and the North West Coast of the UK. We organise beach cleans, guided beach walks and talks about marine wildlife. We are part of The Marine Conservation Society, the UK’s leading marine charity. We work to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution free and protected.

Updated for 2023-24: Download our Program of talks this winter (PDF 127 kB)

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Disappearing diatoms and Sex in Copepods: Disappearing diatoms and Sex in Copepods - Knott End Plankton round up, Spring 2024Talks by Mark Woombs and Barry Kaye (Lancashire MCS) on Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 19:30 at Lancaster Maritime museum. We are now into our third year studying the plankton at Knott End, and this year we are witness... >> More

Renewable Energy and the Community: A talk by John Blowes on Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 19:30 Above: The Halton Lune Hydro project turbine room and fish pass are designed to blend in with the traditional architecture on the Lune, photo by John Blowes. Our talk by John Blowes, Director and Chairman of the Halton Lune Hydro cover... >> More

The marine life of the first Morecambe Bay - 350 million years ago!: A talk by Trevor Lund on Wednesday 13th March 2024 at 19:30 Above: Artist's impression of the Bay 350 MYA spot the mistakes! Image by Mark Woombs/Adobe AI. The area that is now Morecambe Bay was covered in sea once before during the Carboniferous geological period. In this talk we look at the... >> More

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