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England's Coast News
Stunning images and strange stories – from frilled sharks to clapping seals and more
The latest MCS members magazine ‘Marine Conservation’ is out and features some very bizarre stories from the ocean as well as a celebration of the work we have been doing in Scotland over the last two decades. If you’re not a member, read on to get a flavour of the contents, and find out how you can get four fantastic editions a year.
Country diary: a muddy climb is rewarded with sweeping views
Borth, Ceredigion: Beneath towering clouds, the patches of open water looked almost black in the afternoon sunThe narrow lane down to the beach was edged with the yellow flowers of celandines, huddled at the base of the hedge. After days of rain, the field drains jetted water from the steep, saturated fields above, giving the overgrown brook an unusual urgency as it tumbled […]
Maintaining social distance at the beach
Thinking about the environment could help lift our moods and contribute to improving our mental health which may be under a strain just now. The health benefits of the sea and other ‘blue spaces’ are well documented - being by the coast can help with anxiety and stress, as well as making you feel more connected to nature.
Country diary: we venture south for this year’s first sight of the sea
Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall: Today in this haven, sheltered from wind roaring above tree tops, a pair of mallards dabble against the ebbing tideAs a respite from the flamboyance of daffodils sprawling on the boundaries of former market gardens, and surviving in regenerating woodland around home, we venture south for this year’s first sight of the sea.From Polruan Pool, […]
Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks could be outlawed in Wales by 2021
Plans to scrap a number single-use plastic items have been announced by the Welsh government. A consultation on the proposals will take place in the coming months, and legislation will then need to be passed before the measures can be put in place.
Country diary: long-tailed tits swirl high like leaves
Harlech, Gwynedd: They rank by weight as the tiniest of British birds, though that disproportionate tail gives a slightly false impression of their sizeHeading down through fields towards oak, ash and hazel copses along the Afon Artro, past impenetrable ramparts of gorse, I heard a familiar, delicate song. “A prolonged trill, low and aërial” is how WH Hudson, […]
New Good Fish Guide ratings spell trouble for trawled cuttlefish
The latest update to our Good Fish Guide ratings are out today and we're sad to see trawl-caught cuttlefish from the English Channel move onto our list of red rated 'Fish to Avoid'.
MCS informs research project to tackle marine litter in Wales
The first stage of the Clean Seas Wales Partnership’s action plan to tackle marine litter has been completed. MCS, Keep Wales Tidy and environmental consultants, Eunomia, have worked to drive forward research, which will form the evidence base for the next stages of this vital work.