Marine Conservation


Our oceans keep us alive!

  • Oceans are a big influence on weather and climate
  • Our oceans produce half of the oxygen we breath
  • Oceans provide things that we use such as food, medicines and other materials (like the metals in our mobile phones)
  • Oceans improve our quality of life (well-being/education/fun/arts and culture)

Since we opened our doors in 1998, we have chosen to focus on promoting a sympathetic understanding of our oceans, tailoring our marine conservation efforts around our mission to connect people with our Oceans. Rather than delivering the in-situ conservation that other organisations are better placed to deliver, we’ve aspired to place ourselves as leaders in the engagement and education fields of marine conservation. We do this by guiding our visitors through a journey of discovery and learning to further understand their connection to the marine environment. Find out more about what we do below:


While you're at the Aquarium

marine conservation Blog

Marine Conservation 17th October 2018

Sir Ben and Lady Ainslie appointed Ocean Ambassadors by the National Marine Aquarium

Here at the National Marine Aquarium we're delighted to welcome Sir Ben and Lady Ainslie as our latest NMA Ocean...

Marine Conservation 10th October 2018

Thinking Sustainably this National Seafood Week

Since the 5th – 12th of October is national Seafood Week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to discuss some...

Marine Conservation 8th October 2018

Introducing our new sandbar sharks!

We’ve recently had two exciting additions to our Atlantic Ocean tank; new sandbar sharks! These sharks have joined a fellow...

Marine Conservation 8th October 2018

It’s World Octopus day! Here are 8 reasons why we love these crazy cephalopods.

With their eight arms, three hearts, and colour-changing skin, we adore octopuses here at the National Marine Aquarium. From our...

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