Archive of: Marine

  • Goose Barnacle, Barnacle Goose

    Goose Barnacle, Barnacle Goose

    Goose Barnacles, can be found in their thousands still clinging to their driftwood raft on the strandline, They once puzzled people for hundreds of years.

  • Slipper Limpet

    Slipper Limpet

    Along our Sussex beaches there are millions of shells of the Common Slipper Limpet - so named because the empty shells resemble tiny slippers up to 50mm long.

  • Glassworts


    they are a flowering plant with what must be the smallest of flowers.

  • Help Our Kelp - Byelaw Update

    Help Our Kelp - Byelaw Update

    The pioneering campaign to restore a vast underwater Kelp forest off the Sussex coast achieved its first major milestone, as the introduction of a critical new byelaw has been agreed.

  • Oil on Sussex beaches

    Oil on Sussex beaches

    One aspect of our seas has greatly improved in recent years - oil dumped by shipping…

  • Leatherback Turtle

    Leatherback Turtle

    Astonishingly, a Leatherback Turtle was spotted last month just off Brighton, it’s incredibly rare to spot one this far east in the Channel.

  • Climate, Oceans and Coastal Communities Conference

    Climate, Oceans and Coastal Communities Conference

    This hugely successful conference was organised by the Centre for Aquatic Environments (University of Brighton), United Nations Association (London and South East), and the Sussex Wildlife Trust, attracting over 150 delegates to the University’s Moulsecoomb campus on the 10 October 2019

  • Help Our Kelp consultation

    Help Our Kelp consultation

    Dr Sean Ashworth from Sussex IFCA writes about the public consultation on near shore trawling