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Thank you for renewing your subscription as a member for 1999. No further Renewal Forms or Shorewatch Newsletters will be sent out to 1998 members.
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New Members 2000
new Premier Membership for the year 2000 also entitles the member to the
Official BMLSS CD-ROM (available Spring 2000), which will contain the BMLSS
web pages and more information about marine life, together with a selection
of other exclusive marine life information, electronic back copies of BMLSS
publications, and the full version of TORPEDO
Electronic News Bulletin sent to them every month by Email, as well as
the other BMLSS Electronic Information Services. The CD-ROM will also contain
useful shareware and freeware programs, and should be at least as good
value as a computer magazine CD-ROM for the second aspect alone.
YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE
More Information at:
Allow at least 15 minutes for downloads.
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
International Conference on Jellyfish Blooms
'A Scientific and Societal Agenda'
Devon Wildlife Trust
Bay Rockpool Rambles
Leaflet from Devon Wildlife Trust Tel: 01392 279244.
The Centre covers many aspects of the coastal zone, which include coastal flora and fauna, marine and inter-tidal archaeology, coastal defence and particularly coastal instability issues.
The Whale Watch capital in Iceland is based at Husavik. Sights include Blue Whales, Humpbacks, Orca, Minkes and Sei Whales, dolphins, porpoises, plus Northern Bottle-nosed Whales.
The page for whale and dolphin spotting around Britain has not been prepared yet. If you are interested in marine wildlife, including marine mammals, and are planning a holiday in the UK, especially Scotland, it is work clicking on the image "SeaProbe" and having a look at the page:
Quay Dolphin Monitoring Group, Cardigan Bay, Wales
Porpoises and Whales of the Moray Firth
For more cetacean reports click on the Shetland logo below:
Minimising disturbance to cetaceans from recreation at sea
Minimising disturbance to Cetaceans from Whale watching operations
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.
Official Marine Nature Conservation Review (JNCC) Report Forms
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.
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julian cladecott and melanie salmon
This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of the ocean environment. There are some stunning and unusual colour photographs amongst over 100 that accompany the very readable text., which is written in UK English, Spanish and French. The authors succeed in giving a straightforward explanation of complex issues without giving the casual readers a lot of figures to digest. This may suit some readers who want a picture of the deep world painted out for them, or it may frustrate others with its lack of references and index. Even the experienced will discover something he did not already know. This book will be quite informative to the average marine aquarist.
Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR): Area Summaries
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Nine volumes of this series from the JNCC have now been published, with several more in press.
A full list of MNCR and other JNCC Marine Reports is available
from the Marine Information
Selected polychaete families and their feeding mechanisms by Barrie G M Jamieson (Univ. of Queensland)
Sue Daly produces a Creature
Feature every month on her web site.
We had originally planned to bring this service to our members.
However, as Sue is already producing this series, I have decided to devote
my energies to producing other information.
Web Page: Adur
The BMLSS presented the Annual Photographic Exhibition to celebrate WORLD OCEANS DAY on 8 June 1999.
A similar exhibition is planned for the year 2000.
Photograph by Richard Lord
This is a simple project or request to members and readers of this Bulletin. It is to take pictures of the coast when you are next down on the shore. Even general views have value, but ideally we would like photographs of the shore showing the type of rock, topography and rock pools, dominant fauna, and information that cannot be described adequately by words on the Report Cards. The name of the particular coast should be included and the grid reference, if known. Print photographs can be included in Exhibitions and on the BMLSS Web Sites and electronic publications. Electronic images in *.JPG format can also be considered for the web site. Transparency photographs are the best choice of film but these cannot be transferred to the web pages at the present time, but these will be suitable in the future.
GATEWAY: LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The British Marine Life Study Society Web Site has been included as an Encyclopaedia Britannica Recommended Site and included on the BBC On-line Internet Guide.
more entries on the GATEWAY
pages of the BMLSS Web Site.
SPONSORS ARE INVITED FOR THE BMLSS WEB SITE FOR 2000
WEB SITE PAGE LINKS
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