Sign up to save our seas

A NORTHUMBERLAND charity is urging people to sign up to save marine life, with the help of a large blue seahorse.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust will take the object to every event it runs until the end of summer to collect signatures in support of Marine Protected Areas.

People will be asked to sign a silver scale to stick on the seahorse in support of protected areas, which were put forward in the Marine and Coastal Access Act to help conserve rare and threatened habitats and species.

The signatures will then be presented to Secretary of State for the Environment Caroline Spelman.

Trust Head of Conservation Steve Lowe said: “We need to keep the pressure on the coalition Government to ensure that Marine Protected Areas are not swept under the carpet or diluted in any way. The support of the public and the wildlife movement is critical in this and could ultimately determine the future of the UK’s seas.”