Recent News Articles

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Field Trip Dale Bay, Pembrokeshire 19th & 20th September 2020

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Field Trip Dale Bay, Pembrokeshire 19th & 20th September 2020After careful consideration, Porcupine Council are delighted to announce that this year’s field trip will go ahead.  We will be following Covid-19 best practice social distancing and limiting participants to no more than 30 people in line with the Welsh Government guidance on outdoor gatherings. We are aware that the situation regarding Covid-19 is continuously changing and we may have to revise these arrangements should guidance [Read more]

Update on PMNHS Fieldwork and restrictions during Covid-19.

Update on PMNHS Fieldwork and restrictions during Covid-19.Update on PMNHS Fieldwork and surveys according to government restrictions as a result of Covid-19. Unfortunately, the Lundy Marine Festival due to take place between June and September has been cancelled.  In light of the cancellation of the whole festival, we have reluctantly concluded that we should also cancel our fieldwork 15-22nd August.  We hope that the whole festival can be rescheduled for 2021, and that [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.