April 27, 2018

When I was eighteen, a very long time ago, I was bitten by a sea snake while I was bathing in the South China Sea. The pain was incredible, and I was very lucky to survive. The snake must have had nearly as big a shock as me. After all, it had just been doing its usual...

April 25, 2018

As Blue Planet II made devastatingly clear, plastic is having an unprecedented impact on marine life, with dolphins, whales, turtles, seals, fish and seabirds paying a tragic price for man's thoughtless consumerism. Here are a few plastic facts:

1. A 2017 stud...

April 25, 2018

Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he's felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels co...

April 23, 2018

We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia. Politicians and scientists have had their say, but how are writers and artists responding to this crisis?

In 2003 the...

April 23, 2018

Our Ocean-loving authors have written dozens of watery books, from Middle Grade mysteries and adventures about dolphins, seals, river voles, mermaids and young explorers to YA surf and sea romances. We hope you enjoy this selection....

Georgie Adams – Charmsee...

April 21, 2018


I’ve always been enthralled by snowy stories and many of my favourite childhood books featured icy realms: Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardro...

April 17, 2018

Increasing numbers of shark species are being found in British waters. Why is this happening, asks Ben Garrod – and where can we see them?

If you are looking for sharks, there are plenty to see wherever you are around the British Isles. Dr Ben Garrod will be reporting o...

April 16, 2018


To the tourists and locals who pour into Attica Zoological Park on a blue winter’s day in Athens, the dolphin show represents the ultimate in wish fulf...

April 16, 2018

Born Free's 14-Year-Old Youth Ambassador on How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

The photo above shows Born Free's founder, Virginia McKenna, visiting the tragic dolphins of Marineland, Antibes in France. In dolphinariums across the world, it is a common sight....

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On the following pages, you'll find awesome school resources, blogs and articles from:

Nicola Davies, Elizabeth Laird, Lisa Glass,

Abi Elphinstone

Robert Macfarlane

Dr Ben Garrod

M.G. Leonard

Lauren St John 

and other authors.


We'll also have guest posts from Jackie Morris's marine biologist daughter and 14-year-old Born Free Ambassador, Bella Lack.


We'll be refreshing our site often with news and snippets. Keep visiting! 





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