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

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Marine Conservation 23rd May 2019

Meet our Senior Biologist and Diver, Emma Whittle

Name: Emma Whittle Job Title: Senior Biologist / Diver How long have you been working at the NMA? 18 months...

Explore Marine Conservation 9th May 2019

We’re challenging YOU to become an Ocean Hero this May Half Term

Here at the National Marine Aquarium we're gearing up for a week of challenges this May Half Term. We're giving...

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Education Marine Conservation News 8th May 2019

Meet our Public and Community Engagement Coordinator, Freyja Thomson

Meet our Public and Community Engagement Coordinator, Freyja Thomson! Having worked at the NMA for over a year, she was...

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Marine Conservation 3rd May 2019

Climate Change and the Ocean: How does it affect you?

This week, the UK made history by becoming the first ever nation to declare an environment and climate change emergency...

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