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

Marine Conservation 12th April 2018

Our birthday beach cleans are under way!

In May we'll be celebrating 20 years of the NMA! As part of those celebrations we're running 20 beach cleans...

Marine Conservation 11th April 2018

20 years at the NMA: 20 ways you can make a difference

To celebrate our 20th birthday here at the NMA, we’ve decided to put together 20 tips which you can get...

Explore Marine Conservation 9th April 2018

Checking in with Henry Bomby – Our Ocean Ambassador

Last year we welcomed professional sailor Henry Bomby as a National Marine Aquarium ‘Ocean Ambassador.’ Henry has been supporting Ocean...

Events Marine Conservation 29th March 2018

Celebrating incredible Sharks and Rays this Easter!

This Easter, the National Marine Aquarium will play host to the Shark and Ray games! We are pitting the amazing...

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