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PMNHS Annual Field Trip Meeting: Aberystwyth 2016

PMNHS Annual Field Trip Meeting: Aberystwyth 2016Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Autumn field meeting: Aberystwyth, mid Wales 14th – 16th October 2016 An intertidal field meeting will take place on the weekend of 14th‑ 16th October at Aberystwyth, where the University will provide wet lab bench space to support the meeting. Within easy reach of Aberystwyth town, there are open coast rocky and sediment shores, with dense growths of honeycomb reef, bedrock platform, sandy and [Read more]

PMNHS Annual Field Trip Meeting: Staffa 2016

PMNHS Annual Field Trip Meeting: Staffa 2016PMNHS Annual Field Trip Meeting 2016 The Staffa Archipelago – Inner Hebrides Friday the 16th – Tuesday the 20th September 2016 The field trip will be located in the magnificent Staffa archipelago to the west of the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides. The archipelago includes Staffa, the Treshnish Isles, Little Colonsay, Gometra, Ulva, Eorsa and Inch Kenneth. Many species of conservation importance use this area for part or [Read more]

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference 2016

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference 2016Millport, the Clyde and Marine Biology - Celebrating the Past and Building the Future This year's conference will be held at The Marine Station, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland on March 11th-13th  2016. The themes for the conference include: Millport – History and Future Research in the Clyde: How the marine biological science of ecosystem and benthic change contributes to management Ocean literacy, Education and Communicating marine science Citizen [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. Members receive 2 newsletters a year and proceedings from scientific meetings. 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 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 the newsletter and attend scientific 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.