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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
3-6 October 1999
Challenges, and Future Opportunities of Internet-Based Communications
Doubletree Guest Suites Galleria Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Summit is focused primarily on the role of knowledge and information management
in meeting the global water crisis.
information can be found on the WaterWeb site:
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October 1999
Venue: Crawford House, Manchester University
Full programme of speakers for Saturday & Sunday.
Chris Venmore (South Devon & Channel Shellfishermen Ltd)
State of Our Seas Part 1 - Coastal Pollution
Sunday 09:00 to 13:00 (including MCS Annual General Meeting)
For more information, contact:
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:
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.
30 August 1999
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.
Top of the Page
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.
Each volume gives an account of discrete stretches of open coast, marine inlets or lagoons
within the 15 MNCR coastal sectors around Great Britain. Each summary describes the marine biological surveys undertaken, marine biology and the biotopes recorded, and summarises the physical features, conservation sites and main human influences within each area.
The information for each area is supported by maps showing the surveyed sites and the marine biotopes present, and each volume has appendices giving the biotopes and species recorded within the sector. They are vital references for anyone involved in managing or surveying the stretches of coast described.
Also available are the MNCR Rationale and methods, which provides an introduction to the series, with details of methodology and insights into the application of marine biological information, and Benthic marine ecosystems, a summary of existing scientific information covering the British coast with an introduction which gives a wider north-east Atlantic- European perspective.
Another book still available is Non-native marine species in British
waters: a review and
A full list of MNCR and other JNCC Marine Reports is available
from the Marine Information
Monitoring and reporting on marine Special Areas on Conservation
Copies are available free from JNCC's Marine Information Team at Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, PE1 1JY, UK, tel. 01733-562626; fax 01733-555948.
These are in addition to the Coastal Directories.
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 orginally 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.
Featured Species: Snakelocks
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.
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.
Tadpole Fish Raniceps raninus
GATEWAY: LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The British Marine Life Study Society Web Site has been included as an Encylopaedia 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 1999
THE MINIMUM STARTING FUNDS REQUIRED FOR THE
PLANNED BMLSS 2000 SITE IS £386 PER YEAR
WEB SITE PAGE LINKS
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