Wildlife & Conservation
Cornwall's warm climate and diverse marine life is all due to the Gulf Stream.
It brings warm water flowing from the South up through the Atlantic Ocean past Cornwall, which then mixes with cooler Northern waters.
This means that Cornwall supports many species, both on land and sea, which are at the edge of their climatic ranges, making Cornwall's waters amongst some of the richest marine habitats in the world.
The underwater topography (reefs and drop-offs) is extremely varied around the coastline.
The tidal flow through the peaks and troughs of the sea bed, and sometimes stormy conditions, allow good up-welling and mixing of the water layers.
This brings nutrients to the surface, which in turn supports a rich web of species and attracts an abundance of marine wildlife.
Species spotted are increasing constantly as more people join our Sea Safari expeditions and as sea temperatures rise we are seeing an increasingly diverse range of marine wildlife on our boat trips.