Recent News Articles

Opportunity – Honorary Chairperson

Reports to: PMNHS Council membersRemuneration: This is an unpaid, voluntary positionHours: Depending on time of year, around 2 days per month for quarterly Council meetings, assistance with Bulletin, conference organisation and fieldtrip planning. No minimum or maximum term commitment, re-elections annually.  Porcupine is looking for an enthusiastic and driven person to support the Council in developing the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society’s objectives. This is a key [Read more]

PMNHS Annual Conference - Save the Date!

Porcupine Annual Conference, North Wales, 1st–3rd April 2022 We held a hugely successful online conference in 2021, however, despite its success, we missed the annual opportunity to catch up with our fellow Porcupines face-to-face, talk about ourendeavours over the past year and find out about what is new in the marine world. SO we are busy planning for our annual meeting in 2022 and are currently [Read more]

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

Apply for the Roger Bamber Research Grant – £1000 available! Apply for the Roger Bamber Research Grant – £1000 available! Applications are now open for the Roger Bamber Research Grant for fieldwork and standalone projects in 2022.  As for last year, the grant will now be for projects of up to £1,000. Roger Bamber (left) along with other Porcupines, in their natural habitat. Further information can be found here. The deadline for applications is January [Read more]

Opportunity - Assistant Editor for the Porcupine Bulletin

Porcupine is looking for an energetic and creative person to take on a new role as Assistant Editor.   Curious?  Then read on! The purpose of this role is to support the Hon Ed and editorial team in all aspects of producing the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Bulletin. This is an opportunity for someone to: Develop and practice a multitude of editorial skillsNetwork across the UK with experts [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.