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been sent out to Premier Members for last year. This information packed
disc contains the British Marine Life Study Society web pages and other
wildlife information (some not available through the web site). This was
a limited distribution copy because of technical difficulties and the the
next CD-ROM to be produced will be the Glaucus 2002 CD-ROM.
of the availability of the new disc will be available to British Marine
Life Study Society members as soon as possible.
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.
prevalence of the Furrowed Crab,
sp. was noted by the
in a small rocky bay on Guernsey's east coast. There are two species of
from British seas. The back legs Xantho pilipes have the bristles
or setae that are lacking on Xantho incisus. Both species
are only found on south-western shores.
with adult, 19 May 2001,
swimming against flood tide, and shallow water
by Nicolas Jouault, Jersey
of ten plus Bottle-nosed Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in
Grouville Bay, Jersey, gave a spectacular show with a calf jumping clear
of the sea near Horn Rock. The pod were swimming rapidly and probably feeding
as the Gannets were diving for fish.
Information on the Sponge Crab
Dromia personata, was brought
in by a Mevagissey (south Cornwall) inshore fisherman caught in shallow
water. This was the first time this crab had been seen by the fisherman
of 16 years experience. It is a rather distinctive crab the shape and size
of a tennis ball and the light brown crab is covered in hairs which gives
it a velvety appearance. As befits its common name it is not very active
in the Mevagissey Harbour Aquarium.
One of its distinguishing characters that enabled me (Andy
Horton) to make the identification from a verbal description are the
claws on each of the legs. This crab is rare throughout its range in British
seas, found in the English Channel and as far north as Cardigan Bay on
the west coast.
Aquarium is a Grade I Listed building and its tanks are renewed with fresh
seawater twice daily which makes it an ideal environment for keeping crabs
and other large crustaceans which appreciate regular water changes of this
frequency. Mevagissey Aquarium houses the Comber,
cabrilla, caught in June 1996,
and an attractive Boar Fish,
Whear reports at least 150 Common
Dolphins, Delphinus delphis, three miles off Coverack, Cornwall.
They covered an acre of sea, and many were leaping around his boat. He
also saw one Basking Shark, Cetorhinus
the first of this year.
toll of dead cetaceans on Cornish shores this
year is 114 so far.
unusual discovery over Easter was three Snapping Prawns,
Alpheus macrocheles, under boulders in Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset.
These are listed as very scarce in Hayward and
Ryland, though I suspect "rarely seen" would be a better description.
They were about 30 mm long, a lovely yellowy-orange colour and two were
British Marine Life Study Society web pages are available for permanent
reference on the CD-ROM.
Homepage can now be accessed by typing in:
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the NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC OCEAN
PAGE (LINK TO)
for discussion about the marine life of the North-east Atlantic Ocean,
including the North Sea, English Channel and all the seas around the British
Isles including Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands,
Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal.
page can be used by members to report finds, ask questions, queries over
identification, concerns about environmental issues etc. This eForum is
participated in by members of many groups studying the marine environment.
Go to menu bar above and click on Database and then on Marine Life Organisations
to find a list of web sites.
and illustrations are best uploaded to the Document Vault and should not
exceed 75K in size (*.JPG).
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
Conference Calendar for Zoology
Link of all biological conferences around the world)
Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory,
Dunbeg, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QA
Tel: 01631 559000 Fax: 01631 559300
For more details/how to find SAMS
see our website: http://www.sams.ac.uk
Unless otherwise stated, seminars are
held on Fridays at 4:15pm
in the SAMS Conference Room
** Followed by the Friday R&R **
(SAMS / UHI)
metal concentration around fish farms - naturally contained or a cause
of sediment oxygen uptake rates determined by in-situ microprofiling
and shipboard/laboratory incubations from contrasting marine environments.
of terrigenous organic carbon to total organic carbon in Scottish Sea Lochs.
breeding depression in natural populations.
(SAMS – UHI)
in an ecosystem context - does behaviour matter?
(SAMS / UHI)
shellfish poisoning in Scottish waters.
(SAMS / UHI)
use of nucleotide-enriched diets for fish broodstock nutrition.
production in the Clyde.
(SAMS / UHI)
in halibut larvae
(SAMS / UHI)
Microbes and Models.....
of sea lice medicines to non-target marine copepods.
otoliths – a mine of information?
Life Talks 2002
marine life - Ken Collins
shores - Roger Herbert
with salt water - Ken Collins
reefs - Antony Jensen
whales & dolphins - Andy Williams
history underwater - Nick Flemming
commensalism and critters
life of SE England - Lisa Browning
tales - Peter Henderson
welcome, entry by free ticket only. Children under 12 must be
by a responsible adult. Please send s.a.e. to:
Daphne Woods at SOES, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton SO14
the DATE, TITLE of the TALK, and NUMBER of tickets required. Entrance to
Southampton Oceanography Centre is through Dock Gate 4, please ask for
a map if required. Free parking on site, wheelchair access and facilities
for those with disabilities.
further information contact Daphne on 023 8059 5075 or
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
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.
are more entries on the GATEWAY pages of the BMLSS
Web Site. The logos for the various organisations have been removed to
reduce the size of this file.
This CD-ROM has
not been extensively tested yet. It proves an interesting introduction,
but not a comprehensive guide. For the practical method of trying to put
a name to an plant or animal you find in the wild, it is not inclusive
the Kent Ornithological Society.
NOW AVAILABLE WITH
DIRECTORY OF THE MARINE FAUNA AND FLORA OF THE BRITISH ISLES AND SURROUNDING
by C. Howson and B. Picton
Museum & the Marine Conservation Society 1997.
£27.50 (including CD-ROM 1999)
project to collate the species that live in the seas off Britain is an
ongoing project. The Directory is a list of all the species grouped systematically
according to their scientific names, with a comprehensive bibliography.
The 1997 edition, not available until 1998, is the latest list and is useful
on the rare occasions (about once a week for me) that I have to look up
a vagrant, unusual species that is not listed in the usual identification
available with the CD-ROM, this proves useful list of all the species for
professionals, but it could be improved to make it more useful, e.g. facilities
for biological recording and an interchange with Recorder 2000.
Marine Life Articles in Publications (Link)
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.
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
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. They should not
exceed 100K in size.
on the album for more links (On-line link)
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