Training days; Ride for MARINElife; AK wildlife boat trips; December sightings; Valentine's Day, In the marine news.
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February 2020 Newsletter

Training Days

We’re happy to announce the first presentation of our fantastic Identification of Marine Mammals and Seabirds: An Introduction to Surveying with MARINElife course this year will be in March with Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

If you can't make it then check out some future dates below, with more due to be announced.
  • Saturday 14th March with Northumberland WLT at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre
  • Saturday 1st August with Cumbria WLT
  • Saturday 19th September with Northumberland

Join us for this excellent introduction into conducting marine mammal and seabird surveys that are of scientific value.

Find out more and how to book over on our website.

Ride For MARINElife

We still have places up for grabs for August’s Prudential RideLondon events.
We have places for both the Surrey 100 bike ride and Surrey 46 bike ride. Full event details can be found here.

If you would like to support MARINElife at this event, then contact Alex Denny at

AK Wildlife Boat Trips

Captain Keith from AK Wildlife Cruises is again offering a £15 discount to MARINElife supporters (and spouse/partner) on his fabulous 7-hour offshore day trips out into Falmouth Bay.

Head out for a chance to see dolphins, whales, seals, and seabirds. In the past years there have also been some exciting sightings of Humpback Whale, Basking Shark, Blue Shark and Sunfish.

Find out how to book over on our website.

December Sightings

Despite Christmas fast approaching, our volunteer surveyors were hard at work through December.

Sightings of note include White-Beaked Dolphins on the Dover-Calais route, over 500 Eider Ducks during the Heysham-Belfast trip, and a hundred Common Scooter along the Liverpool-Belfast survey.

Stay up to date with all our surveys over on our website.

Valentine's Day

Shower gifts on the one you love this Valentine’s day while helping support our work through our charity-supporting outlets.

Are they a marine-life lover? Then you could buy them a cute jumper, t-shirt, or hoodie from our apparel line. Or you could get them a voucher for one of our introductory Identification of Marine Mammals and Seabirds courses.

You can also shop for gifts through Give as You Live or Amazon Smile, and generate donations for us with your purchases. Plus send a Valentine’s card via, and we’ll receive the cost of the card.

In The Marine News

Sperm whale stuck in Thames Estuary off Whitstable dies.

Origin of ambergris verified through DNA analyses.

Earthquakes can make it harder for whales to find food.

Pods of 50+ dolphins make splash off St Ives.

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