Marine Conservation


The National Marine Aquarium was born as an idea at the Marine Biological Association, who operated the former Plymouth Aquarium, so you could say science runs in our veins. Since our formation in 1998, we’ve developed our conservation efforts significantly, all focused around our mission to drive marine conservation through engagement.

Today we run three core projects: Conservation through Tourism Award (Mauritius); Reconnect (UK); and Community Seagrass Initiative (South Coast HLF project). You can find out more about all of these below. We also have a keen research team running projects for the Aquarium, facilitating studies for universities and industry. If you work in a small marine charity, we also have grant opportunities to help develop the community we are so passionate about.

While you're at the Aquarium

marine conservation Blog

Events Marine Conservation 3rd June 2016

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day on June 8th of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This...

Marine Conservation 13th March 2016

5p Plastic Bag Charge

Blog by Discovery and Learning Team - Aquarium Host Paul Botterill At the end of last year, something amazing happened,...

Marine Conservation 17th February 2016

Help From Volunteers

For most charities volunteers are an integral part of the organisation and the National Marine Aquarium is no different. Being...

Marine Conservation 12th February 2016

Operant Conditioning

Operant conditioning (positive reinforcement training) at the National Marine Aquarium Operant conditioning is a way to encourage good behaviours while...

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