Karen and Vicky went to visit the Little Tern protected nesting site at Seaton Carew Beach; it was amazing to watch them in action!
After the initial nests getting washed away in the recent bad weather, the Little Tern Warden (Durham Wildlife Trust) shared that approximately 14 pairs of birds have just started to sit in the sand and try again.
The Warden also reported that sadly, even though the protected nest sites are cordoned off, nests are still being disturbed by dogs off leash.
If you visit the beach at Seaton Carew or Crimdon, please keep your dog/s on a lead and away from the sites to help protect the nests of these beautiful visiting seabirds.
Did you know that litter dropped on the street miles away from the coast doesn’t stay there. Rainwater and wind carries plastic waste into streams and rivers, and through drains eventually leading to the sea. SeaScapes have joined forces with the Wear Rivers Trust and partners to look at way of reducing plastic entering rivers at […]
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the Beneath the Waves Team and volunteer divers spent three days diving wrecks from South Shields to Sunderland. After the recent bad weather, the team were treated on the Saturday with nearly mirror calm sea conditions and sunny weather! The divers paired up and were briefed on each dive […]
The SeaScapes Team and partners held one of the first Operation Seabird Action Days at Roker, Sunderland on the 9th of August 2023. Operation Seabird is a national initiative that was set up by the RSPCA and the Police due to an increase in reports of marine wildlife disturbance. Marine wildlife is protected by the Wildlife […]
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped to clean our beaches during the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean. An amazing 109 volunteers came out throughout the week and collected over 80 bags of litter. As well as cleaning up our coastline, the volunteers note down all the items they find in […]
SeaScapes is excited to launch the second round of the Community Grants Scheme. The scheme aims to enable communities, groups, and organisations to devise and deliver their own projects that celebrate, protect and cultivate stewardship of our coastal and marine wildlife, and marine heritage – be that natural, built or cultural heritage. There will be […]
This one-day Ocean Action Conference organised by community interest company Climate Action North, in partnership with marine safety specialist Swiftwater Solutions and leading coastal project Explore Seascapes, will take place at The Grand Hotel on Seaburn seafront in Sunderland. It will bring together experts, businesses, ocean practitioners, and marine biologists to discuss the challenges faced […]
The SeaScapes Partnership relies on a team of amazing volunteers to help deliver our projects. It’s not just a case of turning up to do a few hours work, our volunteers give their time and skills for free so it’s only fair that their experience is rewarding and fun. Volunteering provides people with a sense […]
As the new year arrives, it’s common for people to resolve to make positive changes to their lives. These new year resolutions often involve commitments to improving individual health and wellbeing and living next to the sea gives us a unique opportunity to do this. Studies have shown that simply spending time outside in nature […]
SeaScapes is looking for a provider to review and identify walking routes, design and produce associated walking route leaflets (digital format) and maps for the Connecting the Coast project (this also includes identification of a new safe walking route linking local communities with the England Coast Path), and to review and redesign existing walking route […]
SeaScapes is looking for a digital interpretation provider to deliver 3 x 3D Virtual Interactive Field Trips as part of our Reading the Rocks project in collaboration with the University of Durham. For full information about the opportunity and for all enquiries and queries, please visit: SeaScapes Partnership – Reading the Rocks Virtual Field Trips […]
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the SeaScapes team as the SeaScapes Access and Volunteer Officer. If you are passionate about our coasts and seas, our heritage and people, and have experience in community engagement, working with volunteers and volunteer management, and grant funding, this could be for you. This is a fixed-term position […]
The ‘Field Names Survey’ project aims to survey all 16 townships along the Tyne to Tees coastline in order to identify potential new archaeological or historical sites or activities of interest to archaeologists and historians. Using a range of heritage investigation and recording activities that complement documentary and map information, local volunteers have been exploring the […]