Below are links to other websites you may find of interest, and some information about them.
MCS Plymouth Local Group Facebook Page
Are you on Facebook? Want to know more about the MCS Plymouth Local Group and it's events? Then follow the link above and click "Like" on the page - it's as simple as that!
Marine Conservation Society
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) was founded following the Underwater Conservation Year in 1977. They are a UK charity dedicated to protecting the marine environment and its wildlife. They work to highlight issues of concern and threats to the marine environment and involve thousands of volunteers in surveys and projects. They work with a variety of like-minded bodies to achieve common goals. The MCS informs the public, government, european union, media and industry with sound, accurate advice. They educate teachers, students and the public with a variety of educational materials, such as websites, factsheets and book. The MCS is a registered charity (no. 1004005) and a company limited by guarantee.
Adopt-A-Beach is a coastal environmental initiative organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), involving local individuals, groups and communities in caring for their coastal ebvironment. Anyone in the UK can adopt their favourite stretch of coast and take part in quarterly beach cleans and surveys to monitor litter throughout the year and help reduce litter at source.
Seasearch is a national project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest inwhat they're seeing underwater, want to learn more and want to help protect the marine environment. The main aim is to map out the various types of sea bed found in the near-shore zone, up to about 5 miles off the coast or 30m depth around the whole of the British Isles. In addition we are recording what lives in each area, establishing the richest sites for marine life, the sites where there are problems and the sites which need protection.
The Devon Seasearch website has details of Seasearch dives and dive trips within the county and is updated regularly with the latest local Seasearch news. You can also download reports and all the Seasearch recording forms through the website.
Marine Reserves Now
The MCS is campaigning for a vital network of Marine Reserves in the UK. You can help pursuade the government that the general public and businesses alike, once they understand the situation, are strong advocates for greater protection by signing the online petition.
The National Marine Aquarium
The National Marine Aquarium is the charity dedicated to raising awareness of the oceans, the challenges they face and the ways in which we can all help ensure they have a sustainable future. Located in Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium is the result of many years of hard work and fund-raising to establish a leading aquarium in the UK.
Telephone number: (01752) 600301
Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN)
The Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) website provides access to biology and sensitivity key information, data, education and recording, sensitivity mapping, synthesis and data interpretation , newsletters and reports, and more.
Established in 1997, the Shark Trust is the UK registered marine charity dedicated to promoting the study, management and conservation of sharks, skates, rays (elasmobranchs) and chimaera. The Shark Trust is a membership organisation.
Telephone number: Finance & administration enquiries 08701 283045; All other enquiries (01752) 672020
Maritime Plymouth want to make Plymouth "the City on the Sea" and not the "City with its back to the Sea", and to make sure everyone knows it. They foster networking within the sector through monthly meetings, open to members and non-members; marketing and export seminars; and a bimonthly newsletter. The site is open to all on registering as a "Friend", whether you are a member or not.
Telephone number: (01752) 235110
Over the last 13 years, the Action Earth campaign has supported thousands of projects and people in makiign a positive difference to their locla environment. They challenge local communities to identify ways in which they can protect and enhance their built and natural environment to improve their quality of life and safeguard the environment for future generations.
Telephone number: (01213) 287455
South West Mafia
South West Divers - Resources for diving in the South West. Where to go, where to get stuff and what to do.