From our base at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, we are delighted to be partnering with local businessman and Drake’s Island owner, Morgan Phillips, to support studies into seahorses, seagrass and the seal population that can be found in the waters surrounding Drake’s Island.
Soon to be developed to allow public access, it is hoped that all of the people of Plymouth will have the chance to visit this mysterious island, which has been closed to the public for many years.
At the Ocean Conservation Trust, via the NMA, we will be working closely with the island to ensure that school children are given the opportunity to visit, building upon their marine and environmental experience and allowing them to connect first-hand with the Ocean.
How will this help the Ocean?
The island is located in the UK’s first national marine park. The waters that surround it are rich with Ocean life and important Ocean habitats. Our involvement in this exciting project means we can survey the marine life living in the waters just off the island, and of course help educate the public and schools on how we can all protect and look after our Ocean.
How you can help?
We’re grateful for the amazing team at Drake’s Island for collaborating with our charity. To support the work we do and the Island, take a look at their website for more information on tours and experiences here: https://drakes-island.com/