Starry Smoothhound Shark (Mustelus asterias) feeding within the Medmerry site Environment Agency Andrew Gilham, Blog: The news about the sharks in Sussex caused a flurry of excitement on Twitter. We’re proud of our work to build natural flood defences and protect nature at Medmerry. The footage of the Starry Smoothhound Shark (Mustelus asterias) feeding within the Medmerry […]
It is not clear where this idea has come from. A way of putting existing designations in a wider local context. A mini-MSP? A city MP has launched a campaign to turn Plymouth Sound into the UK’s first National Marine park. Labour’s Luke Pollard has outlined his intention to turn the city’s famous bay into […]
Marine reserves can mitigate and promote adaptation to climate change In recent years, leading marine scientists have said that protecting large areas of the sea as oceanic reserves carries the added benefit of helping ocean life weather the impacts of climate change. Support for that claim was spread across numerous disparate studies—until now. In a […]
Lundy was one of the first UK voluntary marine reserves, and in 1973 had one of the first management plans; 44 years on the new management plan provides a useful model. Click here to download.