Polzeath Marine Conservation Group
Within this site there are many links to other useful websites of interest. Here on the ‘links’ page you will find links to some of our favourite marine related educational sites... we hope you like them as much as we do. To the right of this page you will find a selection of the downloadable resources found within the websites listed below.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust:
To keep up-to-date on all things Marine, this website is great. Make sure you check out the tab titled 'living seas', and select 'shoresearch cornwall' from the dropdown menu to see how you can help record the species and habitats of the Cornish shore.
Shoresearch Cornwall Blog:
The above link takes you to the Shoresearch Cornwall blog, providing contact detailsfor more information.
Marine Conservation Society:
This website is a host of information on all things marine conservation including downloadable guides on topics such as jellyfish and alien species. The MCS has over 30 years of campaigning history and their website helps you to find out how you can get involved...
For every shark query, go here first. Loads of information, resources, and ideas for how to do your bit for shark conservation.
The Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN):
To quote from their website: 'MarLIN hosts the largest review of the effects of human activities and natural events on marine species and habitats yet undertaken.' The information accessible is simply amazing...
Cornwall Seal Group:
For everything you need to know about seals in Cornwall, including contact details for seal strandings. See the 'ghost fishing gear' page of the PMCG website for how to contribute to ongoing survey work with Cornwall Seal Group.
The National Trust are great at engaging people, and their website celebrates this. With events to go to, volunteering to feed the soul, and places to visit...
British Divers Marine Life Rescue:
An important website - noting the work of the volunteer network of trained marine mammal medics who respond to call outs about stranded or distressed marine animals. Contact details can be found on their home page.
Keep Britian Tidy helped breathe life into the BeachCare project. Our local Polzeath BeachCare Group are very active and play a special role in the community, especially in helping to gain Blue Flag status.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
This link is to 'Oceans and Seas' part of the UNEP website - which holds a wealth of information about our planet and the impact humans are having upon it. Access to reports can be found in the resources section of their website.
For all things bird, check out the RSPB website. This link takes you to the page about sea birds, but there is plenty of information about the birds in your garden too...
For all your blue flag questions!
Shore Shapers is a multi-partner project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This link takes you to a page describing the Shore Shapers Guide and how to use it. A resource well worth viewing.
Marine Biological Association:
The MBA promote research into ocean habitats and the life these support. Their website evidences research, projects, resources for teachers, and much more. Please check out their 'citizen science' page for many intersting ways you can get involved in recording essential data.
ORKS (Online Recording Kernow and Scilly) a wildlife recording website run by the Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS):
Go to the webiste, download the app, and get out there!
Clean Our Oceans: The Impact Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
(The link to this article was sent to us by David and Jessica from Denver, CO. It is amazing to think that people so far away are checking in on our little website. Thank you for messaging us - and we hope that the link below is also of help to your ongoing research.)
Ocean Plastic Mostly Near Surface, Study Shows - article by ‘The Ocean Cleanup’:
A 2016 article about how plastic behaves in the ocean.
Sea-Changers raise money for marine conservation and research projects. They provide this funding to various organisations and community led marine groups. Check out their website and discover if you are a Sea-Changer.
A movement aiming to get more people drinking tap water from reuseable containers rather than single use plastic bottles. Check the website for an app to find your local 'watering hole'...
Cornish Rock Pools:
This webiste is run by a marine conservation volunteer and has a brilliant resource for identifying what type of crab you have found. Visit this site for loads of interesting facts and amazing photos.
The Final Straw, Cornwall:
The people behind The Final Straw aim to make Cornwall the first UK County to be plastic straw free people. They have made this useful and interactive website to help you live without plastic straws...