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Marine Life in A Changing World - Registration now open!

Marine Life in A Changing World - Registration now open!Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Annual Conference 2019: March 23-24, St Fagan's Museum, Cardiff Registration for the Porcupine Annual Conference 2019 is open! Register via Eventbrite here ‘Marine Life in a Changing World’ In a world of changing climate, habitats and politics, we look at what is happening with and affecting the life in our seas around Britain and the wider northeast Atlantic environment. Topics presented will include work [Read more]

CARDIFF CONFERENCE 2019 - save the date!!

CARDIFF CONFERENCE 2019 - save the date!!Our 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE will be held at St Fagan’s National Museum of History, Cardiff 23-24 March 2019 Following our return visit to National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh in 2018, we return to our 2003 host city of Cardiff for 2019. The Museum of Welsh Life is part of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales and has recently been re-developed, boasting a brand new entrance building housing the galleries, restaurant, [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.