Another amazing afternoon sketching at #MarineFest #northberwick with the Scottish Seabird Centre.
Look at all these lovely Bass Rocks!! A talented bunch for sure, well done everyone and keep sketching!!
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There’s still time to get involved in Fringe by the Sea‘s excellent art club deadline for submissions is 11 June find out more
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It’s our final day of #MarineFest!

HUGE thank you  to everyone who has come along to support us, lead events & take part – special thanks to the brilliant team at EventScotland for all their support & of course our wonderful Seabird team!

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To celebrate children’s art week we are running an art competition!

Let’s Get Creative!

There’s a chance to win your art design framed and displayed in one of our Whistlefish Galleries!
The winners will also receive
– A frame of your design
– A Whistlefish children’s art gift set
– 10 greetings cards of your design to use as you wish

Along with this, your card will go on sale in one of our stores and online, the proceeds will be donated to Sea life Trust Charity.

We are running two age group categories and a winner will be selected from each.

Category 1: Ages 8 – 11 years
Category 2: Ages 12 – 15 years

The theme of your design is ‘Under the Sea’ in honour of the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary and Sea Life Trust.

We are accepting art in the forms of drawing, painting, digital design or any other 2D art method.
Image size must be at least 158 x 158mm for our card frame and be printed as cards.

Last day to enter is the 14th July
The winners will be announced on the final day of children’s art week which is the 19th July.

Enter the competition via our website!

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Take action for seabirds and other marine wildlife. Become a Seashore Guardian, and help clean up the Haven. We will provide all the equipment, though please bring stout gardening gloves if you have them. All you have to do is wrap up warm (old clothes advised) and come along to play your part in reducing plastic pollution.

A fantastic new artwork is being created down at the reserve. Three redundant shipping buoys were donated to us and, through Transported the local arts project funded by the Arts Council, are being transformed. Local artist Nathan Murdoch is bringing his flair, and painting murals of the local wildlife on them. This is the first one, doesn’t it look great?

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Thank you to our team of eager volunteers today for helping us collect 34 bags of rubbish! At an average of 2kg a bag, that’s a lot. And we had a pram! The things people discard… (pregnancy test, foot scraper and toothbrush also collected).

Thank you also to Save Lea Marshes who came to help and explain to our attendees what the Waterworks campaign is all about. Find our more on their website!

The next one is Sunday 25th July. Find us on Eventbrite “Plastic-Free Hackney” to book your spot from 10am-12pm.


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Looking for an activity for this weekend? Join us on an informal beach clean at Rattray Head this Saturday 26th June. We’ll be there between 10am and 12pm and will provide bags, gloves and litter pickers. All you need to do is come along and enjoy a walk on a beautiful beach and pick up some litter as you go!
Free Parking is at the Rattray Head beach car park NK102577 AB42 3HA the track is rough so alternative parking is at Old Rattray Kirk with a 20min walk down to Rattray Head itself.
Can make it this time? Don’t’ worry there will be a couple more beach cleans this summer. 10th July @ St Combs & 28th July @ Rattray Head
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Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Mini Seaside #BioBlitz today! We had a wonderful morning searching the rockpools of #NorthBerwick. 🦀🐚
We’re still collating the results but found around 40 different species!
Some of the highlights were flat fish, common brittlestar & edible crab, plus one our our marine engagement officer Charlotte’s favourite species of red seaweed – “Bunny ears”!
Check out our rockpool guide for more info on the creatures you might find😀👇

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Thanks so much to everyone who joined us at the Brighton Beach Clean in May

Our next Beach Clean takes place on Sunday 27th June (11am – 1pm)
We’d love for you to support the Brighton Beach Clean – registration is now live on Eventbrite.
For full information and to register, please visit

As a thank you from us…All beach clean participants will be eligible for access to some EXCLUSIVE retailer discounts at Churchill Square,


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Crymlyn Burrows is the University’s nature reserve next door to the Bay Campus and is national importance for its wildlife. Litter washes ashore on every tide and unless we collect it, it will be there forever.

Beach cleans are a great way to enjoy this special place, enjoy some time in the fresh air while leaving it in a better state than when you arrived.

All equipment is provided. Places are limited and for track and trace purposes you will need to book onto the event. We meet at the boardwalk behind the Great Hall.


To ensure that our activities are as safe as possible please note the following and take action where appropriate.

(1) Please do not book a place on the activity should you, or anyone in your household, be suffering from any of the following symptoms:

– New continuous cough

– High temperature

– Loss of, or change to, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

(2) When booking your place, please ensure that you have completed all the contact details. We will need these should anyone who is on the activity subsequently become aware of Covid-19 symptoms so that we can follow the guidelines in the ‘Trace, Test and Protect’ program.

(3) If you, or anyone in your household, develop Covid-19 symptoms after booking, please cancel your place.

(4) We will keep socially distanced at all times, so please adhere to this.

(5) If you experience symptoms after the activity, you should get a Covid-19 test. If this is positive, you need to inform the university.

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Work in progress @berrylandsnr 8x enthusiastic #volunteers worked tirelessly to remove yet more invasive yellow Archangel, self-seeded Sycamore saplings, and cleared around the mixed sapling hedge which was planted in Dec 2019, encroaching grasses and nettles – excellent survival and growth in just 18 months

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Mermaids from USA, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Israel, Egypt, UK and Australia broadcast live from around the world on June 8th, World Ocean Day. “We have mermaids live in tails interviewing experts at global facilities on WOD. These interviews will be presented to over 25,000 classrooms through our partnership with CILC (Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration),” comments Jeff Weiner, CEO of Fins Magazine.

The live video interviews will highlight several animals including: the American Eel at the Toronto Zoo, Sea Turtles at Sea Turtle Inc., Stingrays at Ripley Aquarium in Canada, Coral Reefs at Jenkins’s Aquariums and little penguins from the National Aquarium of New Zealand.

This is a free live event for everyone. “We are here to help. There is a strong global community of mermaids. The magic of mermaids in tails helps broaden audiences, raise awareness of important issues and present a voice for the sea,” continued Mr. Weiner. “We at Fins Magazine are excited to bring this event to the general public and hope to demonstrate that Mermaids can and should be part of conservation and environmental awareness efforts.