National Marine Week

National Marine Week

28 July - 12 August 2018

© Chas Spradberry

Find out how you can do you bit for our seas and discover and help look after marine wildlife.

Act for our seas

No matter the time of year, there's always something you can do to save our seas - whether it's making the switch from plastic, doing a two minute beach clean, or making smart choices the next time you're doing your weekly shop.

Find out more

Discover our marine wildlife

Our local seas are home to everything from serene seahorses to playful dolphins, dazzling anemones to curious cuttlefish. Discover some of the weird and wonderful wildlife out seas have to offer:

A cuttlefish emerges from the deep

National Marine Week 2017 saw the emergence of one of the secretive species of our Solent onto the streets of Portsmouth.

Thanks to a partnership with Portsmouth City Council, street artist ATM created a dazzling image of a cuttlefish on the side of a City Museum building.

Watch how the project unfolded, and what inspired it:

A short film about the creation by street artist ATM of a giant cuttlefish on the streets of Portsmouth. Film produced by Strong Island Media.

Upcoming marine events