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Programme For Virtual PMNHS conference now available!

Programme For Virtual PMNHS conference now available!You can now download our conference programme ready for the first PMNHS Virtual Conference on 27th March 2021! Visit the conference page to find out how you can take part in the PMNHS bioblitz in the week leading up to the [Read more]

Get your tickets for the PMNHS virtual conference!

Tickets are now available for the PMNHS Virtual Conference, Saturday 27th March 2021 Get your tickets through Eventbrite here Once again, we invite you to join us to share in our fascination for all things marine. This year's theme is “Connecting to our coasts” – A one-day virtual conference for those with a passion for marine natural history. This will be an opportunity to experience the creativity, ingenuity, and [Read more]

Apply for the Roger Bamber Research Grant - £1000 available!

We would like to remind all Members that applications are now open for the Roger Bamber Research Grant for fieldwork and standalone projects in 2021.  The current Bulletin has some details about it (see page 2), but you will be pleased to know that Council has recently approved an increase in the amount that can be awarded.  The grant will now be for projects of [Read more]

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society

We are an informal society interested in marine natural history and recording, particularly in the North East Atlantic region and the Mediterranean Sea. Porcupine MNHS welcomes anyone interested in marine biology and ecology.

The name “Porcupine” is taken from the naval survey vessel HMS Porcupine which was engaged on scientific expeditions in the N.E. Atlantic and Mediterranean in 1869 and 1870. She made the first ever deep ocean dredge for living creatures in 1869 resulting in the naming of the Porcupine Bank off the west coast of Ireland.

The aims of the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society are:

  • To promote a wider understanding of the biology, ecology and distribution of marine organisms.
  • To stimulate interest in marine biodiversity, especially in young people.
  • To encourage interaction and exchange of information between those with interests in different aspects of marine biology, amateur and professional alike.

Membership of our society entitles you to receive two bulletins a year and attend the annual conference and field meetings. For more details and to download a membership form visit the membership pages.

Please consider donating to our society – donations allow us to provide grants for projects relating to our aims.