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MEMBERSHIP FORM

British Marine Life Study Society Members may be interested to know what has happened to the year 2000 issue of Glaucus.

I was hoping to announce the issue was back from the printers today but this is not the case. 

After delays for lots of reasons, including computer printer failure, Glaucus is finally at the printers (and has been for 2 weeks). 
Unfortunately, the printers had technical problems followed by a massive equipment failure and the issue will not be out until 5 March 2001 at the earliest.

Renewal Subscription Forms for year 2001 will not be sent until then.
 

The Glaucus 2000 CD-ROM is nearly completed and is undergoing bug checking at present.  With both Glaucus and the CD-ROM, I could have rushed the job and finished the issues before the end of this year. Unfortunately, this would have meant that more errors than acceptable would have crept in the final publications. 


On 22-23 February 2001, the British Marine Life Study Society had a complete crash. I have reinstalled the most important files and fixed up most of the links. Unfortunately, I have been unable to repair all the images. I am looking for a new host. However, it seems that a complete service will not be possible without a considerable subsidy. I have decided to concentrate in keeping the News pages up to date.

Please send any reports of missing links and images to: Glaucus@hotmail.com

American readers should note that the conditions for web site development and use in the United Kingdom and are not amicable because of the high telephone charges. I was enthusiastic about the format at first because of the opportunities for information dissemination, but I am having second thoughts.

I am still enthusiastic about News Bulletins and EMail Discussion Groups, as well as the long term future of the Internet. However, the general public in the UK are not prepared to use the Internet to its potential because of the telephone charges. .



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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

2001
BIOSIS  Conference Calendar for Zoology
(Major Link of all biological conferences around the world)
 
 

ECSA 2001 Local Meeting
 
 
MARINE BIODIVERSITY
IN IRELAND
AND ADJACENT WATERS

 Ulster Museum, Belfast 26 & 27 April 2001









The meeting will be for two full days, and will focus on marine biodiversity around the coasts and shallow waters of the island of Ireland. There will be a field excursion on Saturday morning (28th April) to the Strangford Lough Marine Nature Reserve in Co. Down.
 

Organisers:

For further details and Registration Form contact: Dr. Julia Nunn

Centre for Environmental Data & Recording, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB

Tel.: 028 90 383153 Fax 028 90 383103 E-mail: julia.nunn.um@nics.gov.uk

This conference is organised by the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording, involving the support (to date) of the Ulster Museum, the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association, The Marine Institute, the Industrial Research & Technology Unit and the Environment & Heritage Service.

Full Information File posted at:
http://www.smartgroups.com/vault/glaucus/Conferences/MDI.doc
 


Devon Wildlife Trust

Wembury Bay  Rockpool Rambles
Contact  Wembury Marine Centre   Tel:  01752 862538

Leaflet from Devon Wildlife Trust   Tel:  01392 279244.


  Southampton Oceanography Centre
2001
1st March Galapagos oil spill Ken Collins
5th April Cold, deep coral reefs Alex Rogers
3rd May Dolphins on our doorstep Andy Williams & Jenny Mallinson
7th June Wrasse watching Ken Collins
5th July Salmon migration Adrian Fewings
2nd August Honduras reefs Lisa Browning
6th September Swanage maerl Ken Collins
4th October    
1st November    
6th December Aliens of inner space Peter Herring

For more information, contact: 

Jenny Mallinson

Tel:  023 80 596299

More Information Link 

Map to Southampton Oceanography Centre
 

Best wishes

Dr Ken Collins
Senior Research Fellow
School of Ocean and Earth Science
University of Southampton
Southampton Oceanography Centre
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH.
U.K.
Email: kjc@soc.soton.ac.uk
http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/SOES/RES/groups/reef


 
World Oceans Day


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. 
Members in other parts of the British Isles are encouraged to organise their own exhibitions. 
 

World Oceans Day 2000 (Link)
Diary Page (Link)


CETACEAN WATCHING
 
Striped Dolphin (Link to Cetacean Page)Clicking 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. 

The Whale watching information was included in previous issues of Torpedo, but the bulletin has now been streamlined to avoid repetition.

 



WORLD OCEANS DAY
 

World Oceans Day was first declared as 8th June at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In June 1992, over 150 Heads of States signed the Convention on Biological Diversity at Rio de Janeiro. They did so to express a shared belief that action must be taken to halt the worldwide loss of animal and plant species and genetic resources. 
 

ADUR WORLD OCEANS DAY FAYRE 2001
MARINE LIFE DISPLAYS
Coronation Green, Shoreham-by-Sea
WOD2001.htm
 

Saturday 2 June 2001

The World Oceans Day Fayre on Coronation Green, Shoreham-by-Sea, presents the world of the oceans both to the uninitiated with plenty to interest the experienced rockpooler, diver or fisherman.  The main display of live lobsters, crabs, will be complemented with a selection of smaller animals from the seas off Sussex, with rock pool fish, crabs, sea anemones and some of the more unusual life that can be seen through the glass sides of an aquarium.

Aquarium at Adur World Oceans Day (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)

Children will be treated to the popular hands-on supervised display of the smaller marine life, together with a variety of colouring and interactive activities. 

Experts will be on hand to answer questions and there will be displays of underwater photography, sea birds, shingle plants, seashells and remains washed up on the strandline, and information about whales, dolphins and sharks. 

Participants include Jim Partridge (Monteum Ltd), Adur Environmental Health (Natalie Brahma-Pearl), Andy Horton and Len Nevell (British Marine Life Study Society), West Sussex County Council Countryside Management Unit, Steve Savage (Sea Watch Foundation), Melanie Blunden, David Wood, Betty Bishop, RSPB, Sussex Sea Fisheries District Committee, Southern Water, Evan Jones (King's Manor), Sean Clark, Ray Hamblett and Willows First School, Lancing.

Contact:  Natalie Brahma-Pearl, Adur World Oceans Day, Tel: 01273 263347
Alternative contact: Andy Horton, British Marine Life Study Society, Tel: 01273 465433

Year 2000 web page:
WOD2000.htm
 
 

ADUR BIODIVERSITY EXHIBITION
IN CONJUNCTION WITH WORLD OCEANS DAY

4 June to 15 June 2001
Adur Civic Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

The Adur Exhibition will celebrate the varied wildlife of the lower Adur Valley including the whole of the Adur District.

The display will contain a collection of photographs and information on the undersea world of the English Channel and the Sussex seashore. 

Contacts:
Andy Horton, British Marine Life Study Society, Tel:  01273 465433.
Natalie Brahma-Pearl, Adur World Oceans Day  Tel: 01273 263347

Web Site:
Adur-Bio.htm

 


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MARINE WILDLIFE NEWS
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. 

18 February 2001
A Basking Shark, Cetorhinus maximus, was seen at the Roches Douvres, near Jersey in the Channel Islands. It was over 6 metres (20 ft) long. In summer they would not warrant a special report, but English Channel sightings in winter are uncommon.
Reported by S. Arthurs, via Nicolas Jouault
February 2001
Every year scores of dolphins are washed up dead on the shores of Cornwall and Devon.
Jon Makeham (Looe) has sent a report to the Marine Wildlife of the North-east Atlantic Ocean Group from information in the Cornish Times. 
Dolphin Report

14 February 2001
A huge Bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, is caught in a trawl west of Guernsey. Its weight of 9.52 kg (21 lb 4 oz) would have exceeded the world angling record if it had been caught on road and line. 

Report by from Andrew Syvret via Nicolas Jouault
Photograph
Angling Records
 

Shrimp (Photograph by Andy Horton)For the first time for many years a good haul of the Brown Shimp, Crangon crangon, was reported from the shallow seas off Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. Gallons of shrimps were collected in a push net at low tide. No Weevers were netted.

Report by Peter Murphy (Shoreham)


12 February 2001
A male Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus, was washed ashore in a badly decomposed state at Vault Beach, Gorran Haven, St Austell, Cornwall.  It was about 12 metres long. It is only the third on record washed up on the Cornish coast. 

A Minke Whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, was reported of Portgwarra, Cornwall. 


12 February 2001
Two badly decomposed Dolphins were washed up on Shoreham Beach, Sussex. They were badly decomposed but were probably Common Dolphins, Delphinus delphis. A Porpoise, just over a metre long, was washed at nearby Worthing
Sussex Dolphins
Sussex Cetaceans 2001

9 February 2001
Bogue, Boops boops, a fish weighing 491 grams was caught in a gill net off Herm Island near Guernsey. These fish, a member of the Sea bream family Sparidae, are reasonably common around the Channel Islands, but are much rarer further north.

Report by Richard Lord (Guernsey)


6 February 2001
Dolphin calf is reported from Durlston Bay, Dorset. 
Durlston Marine Project has records of Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, sightings around Swanage based on regular watches over the past seven or more years. There appears to be more reports in the winter, with little activity over the summer months.  There have been regular sightings of  5 recognisable dolphins over this period, with a couple of newcomers in  recent years.
I photographed a group of 14 dolphins off Swanage in mid-January - including a very young calf.  One of the group was "Benty" - a very recognisable individual with a bent-over dorsal fin, known from Cornwall and known to have visited Dorset the previous year.
Young dolphins are almost unknown from the English Channel. 

Report by Peter Tinsley


3 February 2001
The sea anemone Diadumene cincta has been identified and photographed by Paul Parsons off Worthing, West Sussex at a depth of 3 metres. It is a small sea anemone that has probably overlooked before or incorrectly identified.

Diadumene cincta  (Photographs by Paul Parsons)

More Photographs
 

 

Under Sea Wind
MAN'S IMPACT ON THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
 
UK Environment and Planning
Under Sea Wind (BMLSS)
World Wide Fund for Nature (Global Toxics)

REPORT FORMS


 
Official Marine Nature Conservation Review (JNCC) Report Forms
 http://www.jncc.gov.uk/marine/mainfs.asp?page=/mit/recfrm.htm

 Biomar Information Page (with links to their web page)

 BMLSS Report Forms
 


FORUM



MARINE WILDLIFE 
of the NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC OCEAN
EFORUM PAGE   (LINK TO)

 

WET THUMB (Marine Aquariology)
EFORUM PAGE

JOIN THE DISCUSSION GROUP ABOUT MARINE FISHKEEPING
CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE ABOVE BOX AND JOIN

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Other Smart Groups (selected)



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PUBLICATIONS

None

 
BMLSS: Marine Life Articles in Publications (Link)

FEATURED SPECIES

Link to the NE Atlantic Cnidarian Portfolio


MARINE LIFE OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
Creature Feature


WET THUMB 
(Marine Aquariology)
eForum
WORLD OCEANS DAY
eForum

PHOTOGRAPHS 

The BMLSS presented the Annual Photographic Exhibition to celebrate WORLD OCEANS DAY on 8 June 2000.

Actinothoe sphyrodeta (Photograph by Paul Tyler)

Actinothoe sphyrodeta (Photograph by Paul Tyler)
Note the striped column as a distinguishing
feature of Actinothoe in this study from Loch Roag, Isle of Lewis

A similar exhibition is planned for the year 2001. 
Print photographs should be sent in to Glaucus House. They could also be used on the BMLSS web sites.

World Oceans Day: BMLSS Exhibitions (Slide Show)

 


SEASHORE PHOTOGRAPHS

 
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.
 
 

Carcinus maenas   (Photograph by Sean Clark of Brighton) underneath the West Pier, Brighton

Carcinus maenas (Photograph by Sean Clark) 
underneath the West Pier, Brighton

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. 


GATEWAY:  LINKS TO OTHER SITES

The 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.

There are more entries on the GATEWAY pages of the BMLSS Web Site and on the Torpedo File on the web site (click on this text).
 
     GATEWAY PAGES ON THE BMLSS WEB SITE FOR LINKS TO OTHER MARINE LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATIONS
GATEWAY PAGES ON THE BMLSS WEB SITE FOR LINKS TO OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL AND
MARINE LIFE ORGANISATIONS
 
Cornish Wildlife
Vince Smith's One-List/Cornish Wildlife
Seaquest SW (Devon & Cornwall)
(Cornwall Wildlife Trust web pages)
EVERY SINGLE FISH IN ALL THE SEAS AND EVERY SINGLE RIVER, LAKE AND DRAINAGE DITCH
Marine Nature Conservation Review Survey Database (Link)
Marine Nature Conservation Review Survey Database 
(MERMAID)
De Strandwerkgroep
'Strandwerkgroep'(Beachworkgroup)
MARLIN 
(Marine Life Information Network)
National Biodiversity Network
National Biodiversity Network
National Biodiversity Network (Search)
BIOMAR


UK Environment and Planning
EFORUM PAGE

SPONSORS ARE INVITED FOR THE BMLSS WEB SITE FOR 2001


WEB SITE PAGE LINKS


BMLSS (England) HOMEPAGE

NEWS   2001


INFORMATION & HOW TO JOIN GENERAL INDEX GLAUCUS JOURNAL SHOREWATCH PROJECT
WILDLIFE NEWS (MARINE)
2000
TORPEDO BULLETIN DIARY

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2000

GATEWAY: LINKS TO OTHER SITES
FIVE KINGDOMS SPECIES INDEX SERVICES GENERAL SPECIES LIST EMAIL
News 1999
News 1998
News 1997
News 1996

 
BMLSS (Facebook)
Rockpooling
Popular Guides
Diving Reports
BRITISH MARINE LIFE ORGANISATIONS

Printing the two column version of Torpedo (from issue 28)

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FULL MEMBERS 1999/2000

The 1999 issue of Glaucus with 52 information filled pages has been sent out to members.
Renewals:
Thank you for renewing your subscription as a member for 2000. No further Renewal Forms or Shorewatch Newsletters will be sent out to 1999 members.
However a form is available from the web site at:
Renewals 1999
Renewals 2000
New Members
Subscribers to Torpedo who wish to receive the written material on paper in the journal Glaucus and the Shorewatch Newsletter as a New Member can find the Application Form at:
New Members 1999
New Members 2000

The new Premier Membership for the year 2000 also entitles the member to the Official BMLSS CD-ROM, 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.
 
Membership 2000 Premier  Ordinary
New Member
£28.00
 £22.00
Renewal
£25.00
 £18.00

The work of the BMLSS is funded by entirely by member's subscriptions and we do not receive any grants. 


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Torpedo  compiled by Andy Horton
28 February 2001 
FIVE KINGDOMS TAXONOMIC INDEX TO BRITISH MARINE WILDLIFE
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