We are the Marine Conservation Society, a UK charity fighting for a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean: one we can all enjoy 🐬🌊

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Joined January 2010
Today, byelaws finally come into place to protect 4 Marine Protected Areas, just a 10th of MPAs @GovUK has promised to take action on by 2024! Please join our call for urgent action to protect our ocean by signing our #MarineUnProtectedAreas campaign👇 mcsuk.org/what-you-can-do/ca…
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The @scotgov Call for Evidence on single-use food containers & other items closes tomorrow 30th June! gov.scot/publications/call-e… During the 2021 @mcsuk Great British Beach Clean, volunteers in Scotland found, on average, 251 pieces of plastic litter per 100m of surveyed beach.
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Basking sharks are the second largest shark species in the world, and the largest found in UK waters. They feed on microscopic animals called zooplankton. Learn more about these incredible sharks in our expert guide by @mcsuk: discoverwildlife.com/animal-…
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Wow what an incredible sight😍 A bloom of moon jellyfish estimated to be 10m deep! Remember if you spot a jellyfish (or even hundreds of them) whilst you’re at the coast, let us know > mcsuk.org/sightings Thanks to @belhavenlobster for sharing this video
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Marine turtles are charismatic and valuable creatures 💙 They protect seabed habitats, provide food, transport, and control #Jellyfish populations 🐢 Read about how #Turtles benefit the ocean, its inhabitants, and us ➡️ mcsuk.org/news/the-true-valu… #MarineTurtles #WildlifeSightings
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Did you know you can record your #jellyfish sightings? This provides really useful data for monitoring the health of our ocean 🌊🐳🐟🦈🦑 @mcsuk mcsuk.org/what-you-can-do/si…
Never in my life have I seen a jelly on the East Coast....until today.... 🌙🌑 #Norfolk
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Last week we hosted the first in our new series of online talks giving you a glimpse 'Beneath the Waves' of our work 🌊 If you missed it, or just fancy another watch you can find the recording here 👇mcsuk.org/about-us/supporter…
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Our Head of Ocean Recovery, Dr Peter Richardson and TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff took a deep dive into exploring the role the ocean plays in combatting the climate crisis 🌍 @MirandaKnature @pb_richardson
We have been supporting the action to get #PlasticWetWipes banned❌ Great follow-up by @PutneyFleur as we are still waiting for the outcome of the consultation that so many of you responded to!
It's great to hear that there was such a big response to the consultation, but we need to take urgent action now to #BanPlasticInWetWipes 🌊❤️ I asked the Minister to meet with me to discuss the next steps. @mcsuk @Thames21 @friends_earth @thameswater @GreenAllianceUK @WaterUK
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Want to join us for a survey dive for the @EULIFERemedies project? Place still available for boat trips from the @MountBattencntr in #Plymouth on 21 and 22 July. Booking via Seasearch Cornwall - ow.ly/RukK50JGxfP @CwallWildlife @sea_loop @mcsuk
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Excited to say that my dolphin painting for @mcsuk has also now been turned into a 1000 piece puzzle to raise funds for ocean conservation. Happy puzzling but equally, I can say it won’t be easy to solve!! 🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬 mcsshop.org.uk/product/dolph…
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Have you heard of the @mcsuk Good Fish Guide? It rates seafood from 'Best Choice' to 'Fish to Avoid' and helps with what type of farming is the most sustainable! Find out more here: mcsuk.org/goodfishguide/
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We're having a giveaway over on our Facebook page 🎉 Hop on over for a chance to win a copy of the beautifully illustrated and information-packed children's book #WhatAShellCanTell 🐚📚 👉 facebook.com/mcsuk/videos/19… @phaidon
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It’s been a busy time for our FISH INTEL project team 🐟 Working with partners we’re using cutting edge technology to monitor key fish species and understand how they use different ecosystems within UK, French and Belgian seas 🤔 mcsuk.org/ocean-emergency/ma…
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By tracking fish movements and studying their habitats, we hope to build a comprehensive picture that will inform commercial fishing policies and help marine life to thrive 👍
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Over the past couple of months we’ve added a new species, had a partner meet-up, tested listening devices, and gained insights from local fishers @PlymUni @fish_intel @Channel_Manche @CGF_UK
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We're hiring! Want to join the team and help protect our ocean and marine life?🌊⚡️ We're looking for: 🐟 Head of Fisheries & Aquaculture 🧪 Research Assistant - Chemicals Find out more about the roles available and how to apply here 👇 mcsuk.org/work-for-us/curren…
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The first in our new series of online talks kicks off this evening 🙌 Tonight @MirandaKnature and @pb_richardson are discussing the role the ocean plays in combatting climate change There's still time to book a place 👇 eventbrite.co.uk/e/beneath-t…
Exciting news 🎉 We're launching a new series of free online talks - 'Beneath the Waves' 🌊 We're giving you the chance to have a peek behind-the-scenes of our work where you can hear from our expert team and special guests on a range of ocean topics mcsuk.org/news/beneath-the-w…
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❌ Wet wipes ❌Carrier bags ❌Straws, buds & stirrers 82% of litter collected from Welsh beaches at #GreatBritishBeachClean 2021 was made of plastic & polystyrene. A ban on these single-use items is a big step towards meeting Wales’ zero waste commitments 👏
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