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family Labridae of the NE Atlantic
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
Details of autumn Marine
Life Courses in Sussex (Brighton) and Yorkshire (at Boggle Hole (NZ
954040), near Robin Hood's Bay) can be found on the Diary Page.
on the Dolphin links to a BMLSS
Cetacean web page on the Internet for links to dolphin watching sites
in the NE Atlantic Ocean and around the British Isles as well links for
lots of whale and dolphin reports.
Whale watching information was included in previous issues of Torpedo,
but the bulletin has now been streamlined to avoid repetition.
of the Page
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.
4 metres long decomposed cetacean, minus its head (according
to David Wood) was washed up on Shoreham
Beach, Sussex coast, and then quickly washed out back out to sea by
the heavy waves in the aftermath of the storms (still a steady Gale Force
best guess is that it was a Long-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala
least 50 Portuguese
Man o'War, Physalia physalis,
discovered washed up still alive on the Sussex coast at Brighton. This
has happened before, but not in the last 20 years.
9 October 2000
Man o'War, Physalia physalis, are washed up
on an off-shore spit outside Perelle Beach, Guernsey, Channel Islands,
by north- westerly winds, with others discovered on the west coast Cobo
and Saline beaches.
Gainey discovered a large haul of cuttlebones
on the Cornish beach of Perranporth after some steady winds. Not exceptional
in itself, but they did include all three species of Sepia found
in British seas, including the smallest species Sepia
Pages (Matt Stribley - Revised Site)
new cuttlebones identification file
White-sided Dolphin was also washed up dead at Croyde Beach in
north Devon shore later in October. The was the first recorded stranding
in the south-west since 1974.
Atlantic White-sided Dolphins, Lagenorhynchus acutus,
become stranded on the shore near Brora, Sutherland, north-west Scotland.
Three of the animals were stranded alive but only one was successfully
at Cetnet Digest 177
a 1 metre diameter Ocean
Sunfish was stranded (dead) on the shore at
school of 100 dolphins, mostly (80%+) Striped
Stenella coeruleoalba, were seen off the Isles of Scilly
by Tim Brereton.
A detailed report was posted on UK
CetNet (16 October 2000)
which included a definite identification of over 50 of these dolphins leaping
clear of the water.
Information and other Swordfish reports (British seas)
Sea Fisheries Officer Roger Sendall while on board the French trawler,
"Melisandre" witnessed the landing of a 1.7 metre long Swordfish,
gladius, weighing about 15 kg. The Swordfish was trawled aboard 11
nautical miles north-west of Pleinmont Point, Guernsey.
Page (including reports from Cornish shores)
(Tornado causing the sea to be disturbed) was filmed off
Woodingdean, Brighton, Sussex. Tornadoes are occasionally encountered off
the Sussex coast during autumn, (more likely than other British coasts)
and are only really notable when they cause damage on land, and even then
they are often ignored by the press.
Lepas anatifera, were washed up between Seaton and
Axmouth, in Lyme Bay, Dorset, on fenders from an American boat, so they
may have drifted all the way across the Atlantic Ocean.
monster Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus thynnus, of 240 kg (529 lb
2 oz) was caught on road and line off Ireland by Alan Glanville
an Englishman living and working as a commercial fisherman in Ireland,
along with another the day before of 160 kg (352 lb 12 oz)
while fishing aboard Brian McGilloway's boat 'Suzanne' only 2 miles out
of Killybegs in Donegal Bay, north west Ireland. Alan's specimen is one
of the biggest ever angled off Ireland and anywhere for the past few decade.
British angling record is a fish of 386 kg (851 lb) from off Whitby,
Yorkshire, in 1933.
record specimen Bluefin caught by rod and line was an enormous 679 kg (1,496
specimen caught off Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1979.
IMPACT ON THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Sea Wind (BMLSS)
Wide Fund for Nature (Global Toxics)
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Marine Life Articles in Publications (Link)
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Sue Daly produces
a Creature Feature
every month on her web site.
OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
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.
|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
from the Jersey Marine Heritage web pages of Nicolas Jouault
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. They should not
exceed 100K in size.
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
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