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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. 

smMagic seaweed Cystoseira tamariscifolia P Tinsley

Early summer is a busy time for nest building and egg laying in the shallow waters along the coast. It is also when seaweeds are at their most colourful. Here are a few things to look out for this month.

Washed-up-Kemps-Ridley-Turtle--Julie-HatchersummDorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is asking members of the public to report sightings of any turtles washed up on Dorset beaches as a matter of urgency following the discovery of four turtles in just nine days, including the rare Kemp’s Ridley Turtle.

velella--Peter-TinsleysummHundreds of ‘By-the-wind sailor’s’ (Velella velella) have washed up on beaches on the South Coast, following the prolonged and strong on-shore winds from storm Desmond.  

Wardens talking to visitors on Washing ledge Chris FryattsummDorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is looking for new volunteers to join a keen group of warden volunteers at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre at Kimmeridge in Dorset. 


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