Oceans for beginners


Coral expedition: wonders of coral

Enjoy the wonders of this unique environment

Images & galleries

UK marine life

Explore the diversity of UK marine life

Coral life

Find out more about the amazing variety of life on the reef

Marine plastic pollution

Understand some of the impacts of marine plastics

Living reef

​This ocean safari offers you a peek at some of our favourite underwater animals, or the "big 8".

Deep sea creatures

Where does your food come from?

The Great Barrier Reef

Explore one of the seven wonders of the natural world

Deep ocean poster

Life deep below the sea surface

Coral life (advanced)

Coral life gallery with additional taxonomic and behavioural information

UK marine landmarks

Explore some of the UK's marine landmarks

Using our seas interactive

Learn about the different ways we use the seas around us.

UK marine life interactive

Learn about the diversity of life in the UK's seas.

Seven types of plastic

This diagram demonstrates the properties, recyclability and toxicity of the seven types of plastic

Life cycle of a plastic bottle

Discover the journey of a plastic bottle from raw materials to recycling, landfill or litter.

Ocean plastics facts and figures

Explore the facts and figures surrounding ocean plastics pollution

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