Living Seas Wales LIVE!

Living Seas Wales LIVE © Jason Burk

Living Seas Wales LIVE © Jason Burk

Lights, Camera, Action…On Saturday the 23rd of January, Living Seas Wales went LIVE, with a one-off broadcast celebrating our wonderful Welsh coastline!

Alongside TV wildlife presenter Lizzie Daly, our Living Seas Wales Team braved the freezing wind – with snow in the forecast! – to explore the wonders of rockpools, spot for dolphins on the Cardigan Bay Dolphin Watch webcam, and much much more! If you missed the action on the day, you can catch up here on our YouTube channel.

Dr Sarah Perry coming to you LIVE from inside Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre.
Dr Sarah Perry LIVE from CBMWC © Laura Evans / CBMWC

Since the Living Seas Wales Project began in 2018, alongside our wonderful volunteers, we have been able to engage over 18,000 individuals with our magnificent marine environment – from roadshows (all 42 of them!), beach cleans, and marine-mammal surveys; all the way to our, somewhat unprecedented, online events and training sessions!

All of this, of course, would not have been possible without the most important members of the Team – our volunteers. Over the last 3 years this incredible group have contributed over 13,500 hours of their time to the Living Seas Wales Project. They truly are amazing!

A collage of the Living Seas Wales Volunteers.
Our incredible Living Seas Wales Volunteers © Living Seas Wales

Unable to celebrate the end of the Living Seas Wales Project as we had hoped – together – the Team knew we needed to find an alternative. What better way to go out with a splash than to draw on the experience of WTSWW’s wonderful #SkomerLIVE Crew and bring the joys of the ocean to your living room?!

Living Seas Wales LIVE! proved to be a huge success, with in excess of 3.5k views (and counting!) in the first week alone! Remember, you can catch up on all the fun using the following link to our YouTube channel!

A sunset view of New Quay harbour from the CBMWC Dolphin Watch Webcam.
CBMWC Dolphin Watch Live Webcam © CBMWC

To learn more about the Living Seas Wales Project, you can visit the brand-new website. Other useful links:

Special thanks to: Lizzie Daly, Fabian Harrison, Gina Gavigan, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, People's Postcode Lottery, and People's Collection Wales.