Electronic News Service March 2000 ISSN 1464-8156
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With ceaseless motion comes and goes the tide
Crabbe, George (1754-1832)DIARY
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
The marine natural history of the NE Atlantic
World Oceans Day was first declared as 8th June at the Biodiversity Conference “Earth Summit” of World Leaders in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Events will occur all around the world on and around this day. World Oceans Day offers the opportunity for people to join in with others to increase the understanding of the wildlife of the oceans and the marine environment.
Marine Conservation Society Dives 2000
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
to Cetaceans from recreation at sea
to Cetaceans from Whale watching operations
NE Atlantic Ocean.
31 January 2000
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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How can you tell the age of a crab? It may sound like the opening line of a joke but it's a problem that's been bothering Se-Jong Ju of the University of Maryland's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. Unlike many other animals, crabs don't produce any permanent hard parts which means that researchers have no accurate way to work out how old they are. We look at a reliable new method which Ju says "should work on any crustacean".
SCIENTIST WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Sue Daly produces
a Creature Feature
every month on her web site.
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.
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.
if you have a large selection of your own photographs, I would suggest
that you should arrange your own exhibitions at a Local Library or similar
venue. We will help to advertise the event.
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.
British Naturalists' Association
BNA Blake Shield Competition
WARD CUP 7-11 age group
BLAKE SHIELD 11- 14 age group
The Cup and the Shield are awarded for the best projects that investigate the living world, and require a team leader, a school teacher or scout group leader, or leader of another youth group.
YOUTH AWARD 16-18
For information about the
competitions in the year 2000 please write, enclosing stamped addressed
GATEWAY: LINKS TO OTHER SITES
SPONSORS ARE INVITED FOR THE BMLSS WEB SITE FOR 2000
WEB SITE PAGE LINKS
Printing the two column version of Torpedo (from issue 28)
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The 1999 issue of Glaucus with 52 information filled pages has been sent out to 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.
work of the BMLSS is funded by entirely by member's subscriptions and we
do not receive any grants.
Torpedo compiled by Andy Horton2 March 2000
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