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 1st August 2018

The 2018 Plymouth Breakwater Swim with the Chesnut Appeal for Men’s Health

Now in it's seventh year, the Plymouth Breakwater Swim will commence once again on Sunday the 5th of August. This...

Marine Conservation 26th July 2018

The NMA welcomes Lewis Pugh during his #LongSwim

Last week we were very please to welcome UN Ocean Ambassador and sea swimmer Lewis Pugh to the National Marine...

Marine Conservation 25th July 2018

A Summer of Beach Outreach with the NMA!

This Summer we’re taking the fun outdoors with some amazing Beach Outreach! Join our fantastically friendly host team on one...

Marine Conservation 19th July 2018

Our new NMA Ocean Memberships have launched!

Membership with the National Marine Aquarium is the best way to support a marine conservation charity whilst gaining exclusive offers...

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