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

Explore Marine Conservation 17th January 2019

Why are there so many dolphins in Plymouth Sound? | NMA Blog

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: the UK's waters are home to lots of whales and dolphins. Over the past...

Explore Marine Conservation 15th January 2019

Sea the Difference – Explore the Shore | Half Term

A word from Helen, one of our Public Engagement Coordinators After winning a BIAZA Silver award for the past two...

summer snell
Explore Marine Conservation 16th November 2018

Meet Summer, the UK’s first ever World Oceans Day Youth Council Advisor!

We asked Summer, one of our NMA Hosts, to talk about herself and her fantastic news. "My name is Summer...

Aquarium | Sharks | Feeding
Marine Conservation 12th November 2018

Meet the team: Biologist/Diver Heather Williams

Here at the National Marine Aquarium, we have some amazing staff across all teams, including our world-class husbandry team. One...

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