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Releasing the seals © Julie HatcherDorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) and the RSPCA have released two common seals back into the sea in Poole Harbour, after having been cared for by the team at the RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton since they arrived on August 18th 2016.  DWT hopes to monitor them through the Dorset Seal project, using its ‘seal cam’.

Worbarrow-Bay-beach-clean--Phil-AbrahamsummDorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is looking for new recruits to join a keen group of volunteers at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre, Kimmeridge, in Dorset.

S- Fundraising-and-Marketing Communications Press-releases Press-Releases 2016-PRESS-RELEASES Sunfish-found-at-Kimmeridge Ocean-sunfish-DWT-JHatcher2summAn ocean sunfish has been found washed up on the beach at Kimmeridge this morning and is possibly one of the first such strandings in Dorset. 

Molar-the-grey-seal-sighted-off-Portland-Bill--Sarah-Hodgson-summDorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is excited to learn that a seal photographed at Portland Bill twice over the last few days, is also known in Cornwall.  The female grey seal, named, ‘Molar’ was recorded by Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) in St Austell Bay in November 2014, and hadn’t been seen for two years.


Black sea-bream juvenile © Paul NaylorAdditional marine areas in Dorset have been identified for protection in a new report, ‘The case for Marine Conservation Zones’ which has been published by the Wildlife Trusts today.  

Minke whale © J HatcherFind out what marine wildlife has been spotted recently.

Kimmeridge rockpools © J HatcherJust some of the marine wildlife to look out for in October.

Spiny-seahorse--Emma-RancesummTo boost local marine conservation work, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) will be launching its new Seahorse Adoption scheme at the 2016 County Show on 3rd and 4th September 2016.  

Poole-Harbour--Ian-Julian-summResidents and visitors of Poole and surrounding areas are invited to come and celebrate everything that’s wild about the local environment, with The Great Heath’s roadshow-style event, Wild About Poole, on Saturday 23rd July 2016.

Spiny-seahorse--Emma-Rance-summDorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has launched a new initiative to improve the protection of Dorset’s marine wildlife, following concerns that that in recent decades our seas have seen rapid and dramatic declines in marine habitats and wildlife. 

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