MarLIN

information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles

MarLIN provides information to support marine conservation, management and planning. Our resources are based on available scientific evidence and designed for all stakeholders, from government agencies and industry to naturalists and the public. MarLIN hosts the largest review of the effects of human activities and natural events on marine species and habitats yet undertaken.

20 years. Yes, twenty years of the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). The MarLIN website was officially launched on 19th July 1999. MarLIN has been at the forefront of science communication and evidence-based policy decision support, providing information freely, ever since.

MarLIN would like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to all those who have contributed to its development and operation, its funding, provided images and peer-reviewed its content.

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Marine biodiversity and conservation

Information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles.  The information includes those species and habitats that characterize our shores or that require conservation and protection.

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Marine evidence and sensitivity assessment

Information on the likely sensitivity of species and habitats to the pressures resulting from human activities or natural events.   Access to evidence databases on marine biological traits, seabed indicators, the effects of fisheries, and marine protected areas.

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