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 drive marine conservation through engagement. 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 30th September 2016

Snorkel the Turtle has sadly passed away

It is with great sadness we here at the National Marine Aquarium have to announce the death of our much-loved...

Explore Marine Conservation 19th August 2016

The UK’s first captive-bred Eagle Ray pups!

Here at the National Marine Aquarium we are please to announce the birth of two new Spotted Eagle Ray pups....

Education Events Marine Conservation 18th August 2016

Fun at the Beach!

Here at the National Marine Aquarium, our mission statement is to ‘Drive Marine Conservation through Engagement’. We feel we do...

Education Marine Conservation 11th August 2016

The importance of beach cleans…

Blog post by Host Oleta Forde As a marine enthusiast I love going to the beach, and living in Plymouth...

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