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In chronological order, the most recent events are at the top of the page. Events open to the public, free or for a nominal charge only are included. Most Seminars need to be booked in advance
14 January 1998 (Thursday)
at The Senate Room, University of Liverpool
0151 794 4089
19 January 1999
Coastal Management Information & Management
20/21 January 1999 (Wednesday, Thursday)
of London, Russell Square, London.
Devon Wildlife Trust
Bay Rockpool Rambles
from Devon Wildlife Trust Tel: 01392 279244.
Reports of marine wildlife from all around the British Isles, with pollution incidents and conservation initiatives as they affect the flora and fauna of the NE Atlantic Ocean.
New Fishing Quotas by scientists at The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) for 1999 are drawn up. They are due to be unveiled at the Fisheries Ministers meeting on 17 December 1998.
One the west coast the Sunfish is reported several times every year, and not unusual enough for every single entry to be included in these News Reports. We still like to hear of observations of this fish. It is rarer in the North Sea. Off Dorset a specimen has even been seen by diver underwater.
A Blue Shark, Prionace glauca, was washed up on Gibraltar Point beach, near Skegness, Lincolnshire in November 1998. It was just over 2 metres long and was damaged by what looked like another shark bite. Although usually regarded as a southern shark, specimens have been reported before from off the north-east coast of England. including a specimen in shallow water earlier in the year.
The Marine Life Forum is for observations and discussion items. The information of interest of other readers should be EMailed to:
EMail Glaucus@hotmail.com and marked "Forum" in the title of the message.
Lobsters in captivity often die at the ecdysis stage of the moult. Have you any information why this should be the case, and what are the best requirements of lobsters in captivity?
A M (name supplied).
Yes, we have full details of the requirements of the English Lobster, which are compiled are in the post to you. However, most of the information is experience and not hard scientific facts. Therefore, we are still eager to hear of experiences from aquarists and workers at Public Aquaria?
Do lobsters thrive and moult in the smaller tanks OK?
or do they do better in the large tanks?
How much do they eat?
What is their life span in captivity?
Are mineral supplements added to the seawater?
Is the seawater in the Lobster tank changed frequently?
What species are incompatible with Lobsters?
Are there any success stories of moulting by the very large Lobsters?
The Lobster information will appear in Glaucus in 1999 when all the information is finally collated.
Please send any comments to:
Andy HortonLobsters: More
Requests for Information:
Stalked Jellyfish (British species) by Jon Makeham
Do you have any reliable information as to the usual diet of the Cornish Sucker Lepadogaster lepadogaster ?
Rare Fish finds summary for 1998.
The "Christmas Book List" has been uploaded to the BMLSS Web Site.
Reviews by Andy Horton
A New Series as part of the TORPEDO initiative is now planned for 1999. This will feature a selected species of fish, crab, molluscs, sea anemone or some other invertebrate every month. If you wish to receive this service please indicate.
Originally, this service was planned for 1998. Try the following web pages:
Featured Species Trial DataBase: Halibut
The BMLSS will be presenting the Annual Photographic Exhibition to celebrate WORLD OCEANS DAY in July 1999.
Print photographs should be sent in to Glaucus
House from April 1999. They could also be used on the BMLSS web sites.
Marine Life Study Society Web Site has been included as an Encylopaedia
Britannica Recommended Site and included on the BBC On-line Internet Guide.
SPONSORS ARE INVITED
FOR THE BMLSS WEB SITE FOR 1999
WEB SITE PAGE LINKS
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Torpedo compiled by Andy Horton
1 January 1999