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Marine Life Study Society Members may be interested to know what has happened
to the year 2000 issue of Glaucus.
Glaucus 2000 is now in the post to members.
Subscription Forms for year 2001 will be sent out with Glaucus..
Glaucus 2000 CD-ROM has been issued to year 2000 Premier Membership subscribers.
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.
Glaucus 2001 CD-ROM will be an improved version of the 2000 issue. This
will not be available until later this year. Members joining with the Premier
Membership (including the CD-ROM) have the option of receiving the current
Glaucus 2000 CD-ROM or to wait for the new version.
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.
male juvenile Humpback Whale, Megaptera
novaeangliae, stranded in Sandwich Bay, just north of Dover, Kent.
The animal was alive when it stranded, and estimated to weigh over 20 tonnes
and a length of 11 metres (35 ft).
the animal was in poor condition and could not be saved. The southern North
Sea is a very unusual area to find such a large whale.
to a photograph of the stranded whale
Numbers for Stranded Cetaceans
young Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, was discovered
at Holywell Bay near Newquay, Cornwall, and is now being looked cared for
at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay.
group of 3 or 4 Humpback
Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, were seen in Echna Bay, Scapa
22-23 February 2001, the BRITISH Marine Life Study
Society web site 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.
Homepage can now be accessed by typing in:
cannot be accessed directly through this domain.
send any reports of missing links and images to: Glaucus@hotmail.com
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
Conference Calendar for Zoology
Link of all biological conferences around the world)
Museum, Belfast 26 & 27 April 2001
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.
further details and Registration Form contact: Dr. Julia Nunn
for Environmental Data & Recording, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens,
Belfast BT9 5AB
028 90 383153 Fax 028 90 383103 E-mail: email@example.com
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.
Information File posted at:
Bay Rockpool Rambles
Wembury Marine Centre Tel: 01752 862538
from Devon Wildlife Trust Tel: 01392 279244.
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
in other parts of the British Isles are encouraged to organise their own
World Oceans Day 2000 (Link)
Diary Page (Link)
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.
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.
WORLD OCEANS DAY FAYRE 2001
MARINE LIFE DISPLAYS
2 June 2001
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.
will be treated to the popular hands-on supervised display of the smaller
marine life, together with a variety of colouring and interactive activities.
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.
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, Sean Clark, Ray
Hamblett and Willows First School, Lancing.
Natalie Brahma-Pearl, Adur World Oceans Day, Tel: 01273 263347
contact: Andy Horton, British Marine Life Study Society, Tel: 01273 465433
2000 web page:
ESCAPE EXHIBITION AT THE MARLIPINS MUSEUM
the Battle of Worcester (3 September), Charles II had to flee from the
Cromwellian forces. He eventually made his way to Bramber were he had to
cross the substantial bridge over the
River Adur. The route to the coast then followed the present hill route
from Beeding Hill to Old Shoreham via Erringham.
The story then says he ventured to Brighthelmstone (Brighton) where he
met the skipper of the Surprise, Nicholas Tattersall, in a pub called the
George. The King and Tattersall and crew boarded the 60 ton coal brig "Surprise"
which departed from Shoreham (15 October) for
Fécamp in France when the tide was right.
25 May 2001 (Anniversary of King Charles II return at Dover) there will
be an Exhibition to celebrate the 350th anniversary of his secret departure
CONJUNCTION WITH WORLD OCEANS DAY
to 15 June 2001
Civic Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Adur Exhibition will celebrate the varied wildlife of the lower
Adur Valley including the whole of the Adur District.
display will contain a collection of photographs and information on the
undersea world of the English Channel and the Sussex seashore.
Horton, British Marine Life Study Society, Tel: 01273 465433.
Brahma-Pearl, Adur World Oceans Day Tel: 01273 263347
of the Page
IMPACT ON THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Environment and Planning
Sea Wind (BMLSS)
Wide Fund for Nature (Global Toxics)
Marine Nature Conservation Review (JNCC) Report Forms
Information Page (with links to their web page)
THE DISCUSSION GROUP ABOUT MARINE FISHKEEPING
ON THE LINK IN THE ABOVE BOX AND JOIN
photographs on the web site are copyright protected
Smart Groups (selected)
Marine Life Articles in Publications (Link)
to the NE Atlantic Cnidarian Portfolio
OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
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.
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
maenas (Photograph by Sean Clark)
the West Pier, Brighton
crab was wrongly identified in the last issue of Torpedo
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 pages of the BMLSS
Web Site and on the Torpedo File on the
web site (click on this text).
ARE INVITED FOR THE BMLSS WEB SITE FOR 2001
SITE PAGE LINKS
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FULL MEMBERS 1999/2000
2000 issue of Glaucus with 48 information
filled pages has been sent out to members.
to Torpedo who wish to receive the written material on paper in the journal
and the Shorewatch Newsletter as a New Member can find the Application
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
work of the BMLSS is funded by entirely by member's subscriptions and we
do not receive any grants.
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