Save these 17 areas of the UK coastline, save the whales

The 27 Marine Protected Areas proposed by the government fail to safeguard the “megafauna” – whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks – regularly found around the coast, according to The Wildlife Trusts.

The organisation has highlighted a further 17 marine “hotspots” around England and Wales it believes must be created to protect large sea animals.

1 Farnes East, Coquet to St Mary's

2 Mid St George’s Channel

3 Bideford North to Foreland Point

4 East of Celtic Deep

5 Celtic Deep

6 South of Celtic Deep

7 Western Channel

8 Manacles

9 Lizard, Western channel

10 Lyme Bay

11 North and west coasts of Anglesey

12 Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau

13 Cardigan Bay

14 Pembrokeshire Marine

15 North of Celtic Deep

16 Eastern coastline including Silver Pit

17 Dogger bank

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