By s.fenn 27th April 2022

Today is a day to celebrate the efforts of those who are proactive in caring for our oceans and those who have a positive impact on the lives of sea life.
Climate change is already having a detrimental effect on our oceans, with increased temperatures and rising sea levels, days like today bring our oceans to the forefront.
Mammals play such an important role within our oceans, so it’s important to ensure their environment is clean and as healthy as can be to enable them to thrive.

Making conscious and proactive efforts now will help improve the future of marine life and protect it for years to come.

One of the best ways you can help, is learning more about this environment and existing conservation efforts already in use.

Here are a few ways in which you could learn more:

Field Studies Council – Marine Field Centres

We have several field centres which are dedicated to marine and coastal courses, residential and research trips. Located in some of the Uk’s richest and diverse areas, perfect for observing and studying marine life.

Marine Science Camps for Young People (DofE Gold Residential)

Each of these three centres offer a Marine Science Camp, for young people between the ages of 16 – 25, interested in exploring marine biology for fun or as a potential career choice. These five-day camps count as a Duke of Edinburgh Gold residential and provide a year’s membership to the Marine Biological Association

Our series of marine science camps across our field centres have been created to offer the opportunity for young people to gain the knowledge needed to better understand our coastline.
The camps can be a way of exploring future career and study options in the field and marine science with the chance of learning with like minded others.

Led by experienced Field Studies Council field tutors, with important input from MBA marine biologists, participants can gain skills in aquatic biology, ecosystem surveys and species identification.

Discover rocky shore ecology, marine citizen science and marine conservation as well as gaining insights into careers in marine biology and higher education courses.

“My daughter is currently studying Conservation at Bangor University after recognising her interest in this when attending a residential with you in October 2020 for her Gold DofE.”

Young people on the rocky shore on a marine science camp

Marine and Coastal Courses for Adult Learners

We have courses running at our specialist marine field centres for adults learners too. There’s no age limit in learning how you can help the marine and coastal environment.

From beginner’s interested in learning more about the conservation of marine mammals, to those with an interest in how to identify coastal plants, our range of courses developed by expert tutors offer a fascinating insight into Marine life.

Join us in celebrating today online by using the #MarineMammalRescueDay and help spread awareness and appreciation for Marine and Coastal conservation