Electronic News Service ISSN 1464-8156
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
Kent Marine Group Diary
8 November (Sunday). Seasalter. Meet at Blue Anchor Corner
TR 082 650.
All enthusiasts welcome.
(BMLSS file: Black 67)
Devon Wildlife Trust
Wembury Bay Rockpool Rambles
Leaflet from Devon Wildlife Trust Tel: 01392 279244.
6 -7-8 November 1998
David Bellamy will launch the Marine Conservation Society's Annual Conference on the marine environment.
at Boldrewood Conference Centre, University of Southampton
Full programme of speakers for Saturday & Sunday.
Contact: MCS Tel: 01989 566017 Fax: 567815 EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers include: Sue Daly, Sarah Fowler, Ken Collins, Chris Wood, Elizabeth
Wood, Bob Earll, Robert Irving,
20 - 21 November
Friday 20th November FUTURE SEAS
A Spanish Mackerel, Scomber japonicus, of 468 grams (16.5 oz) was caught from the shore on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, by Neil Montgomery. Spanish Mackerel are rare this far north, and there is no entry in the Scottish records for this fish. (Scottish Angler sources)
Out of 10 Rabbit-fish, Chimaera monstrosa, caught by a trawler off Looe, one remained alive long enough for it to be housed in Looe Aquarium. The Rabbit-fish usually lives in water deeper than 300 metres, where it is abundant. This is the first report I have received of this fish in a British aquarium. (Jon Makeham Report).
Pic of Rabbit-fish.
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Request for Information:
Stalked Jellyfish (British species) by Jon Makeham
The Aquarium Eco-system.
The West Briton weekly newspaper, environmental column by Richard Shimell.
Seaquest reports on Cornish marine wildlife.
Cornish WWT Tel: 01872 273939.
The Living Sea
Sea Life Along the Norwegian Coast
Text by Stein Mortensen
Photographs by Per Eide
ISBN English edition: 82-908-2334-7
KOM Forlag as
Phone: +47 71 67 83 00
Fax: +47 71 67 83 60
Readers of my Christmas Booklists for the last two years will be familiar with my reviews of general books on the marine life around Britain including the book by Amanda Young with photographs by Paul Kay and Linda Pitkin's excellent book reviewed last year.
Books now need to be more specialised or deal with other parts of the
sea to contribute anything new. The Norwegian seas are particularly interesting
and share many species with the Scottish seas, and this book includes excellent
photographs of species, although present in British seas, have rarely been
captured on film. Examples include the King Crab Lithodes, The Tadpole
Fish, Rabbit-fish, Spider Crab Hyas, Herring eggs, and underwater
vistas of sea anemones and soft corals.
Rabbit-fish photograph in the book
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: Shore
Crab, Carcinus maenas.
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
29 October 1998