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.
You are invited to join us for talks, on dives and beach litter surveys. - please see our diary for a complete list of forthcoming events:
Morecambe Kite Festival 2019: Setting up the Lancashire MCS tent. After a year's absence, it was good to be able to attend the Kite Festival at Morecambe again this year. Our 'new' gazebo had its first outing - and proved to be very successful, bringing us a bit closer to the people moving along the prom viewing the kites! Th... >> More
Summer beach clean 2019: A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the beach clean at Half Moon bay on the 5th June - a decidedly un-summery evening. The photo is by Ian Croucher, having his first taste of a beach clean, and looking to set up or join similar events with colleagues from work on the railways, so we wi... >> More
Betty Green: It is my sad duty to report that Betty Green has died. Betty and her husband Gil were great supporters of the group since its inception, and keen divers into their seventies! Betty's love for, and understanding of, marine life was outstanding, and a great inspiration to all of us blessed to have kn... >> More