National Marine Week takes place from Saturday 25th July to 9th August and as such it's an opportunity to celebrate marine life and do what we can to protect it.
The "week" (it's actually longer than that) is organised by the Wildlife Trusts. There are plenty of things to do and see or watch, however far away you are from the coast - and it's a wonderful chance to learn more about our marine life.
One of the great things about the Wildlife Trust is that there are 46 Wildlife Trusts around the UK (including Alderney Wildlife Trust which has some amazing You Tube videos of puffins and the wildlife there). And most of them have membership schemes so actually you could look for a Wildlife Trust that's close to your loved on.
The Trust looks after over 100,000 hectares of land for wildlife - woods, meadows, hils and beachers. They maintain nature reserves and provide wild volunteering opportunities for people of all ages. And they run marine conservation projects to promote healthy seas and marine wildlife.
(Image copyright Wildlife Trusts)