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Programme for the PMNHS 2017 conference announced

Programme for the PMNHS 2017 conference announcedYou can download now the confirmed programme for our annual conference 2017 Plymouth 2017 conf programme Don't forget to register soon, it looks to be a great conference! Registration information [Read more]

Registration for the PMNHS Annual Conference 2017 now open!

Registration for the PMNHS Annual Conference 2017 now open!We are delighted to announce that the registration for the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference 2017 is now open. This year we are moving with the times and making use of EVENTBRITE for the management of tickets and registrations.  You can find the registration site information here: EventBrite : Registration & Tickets for PMNHSConference 2017 Our annual conference takes place over the weekend of 11th to 13th [Read more]

Confirmed Speakers at the PMNHS 2017 conference

Confirmed Speakers at the PMNHS 2017 conferenceDownload your PMNHS 2017 Conference poster here! PMNHS 2017 conference line-up (so far) Paul Naylor – the lives and times of tompot blennies, and other intriguing tales Matt Doggett - the black bream project - studying breeding behaviour using remote cameras Cathy Lucas - Are jellyfish blooms born of the elusive polyp? Dave Conway - Parasites in the plankton - life cycles and adaptations Bernard Picton - new species of nudibranchs [Read more]

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference 2017

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Annual conference & AGM Central theme: Marine Species Biology Plymouth Sat 11th – Mon 13th March 2017 Porcupine’s annual conference will take place over the weekend of 11th to 13th March 2017, with a 2 day conference of talks and posters on the Saturday / Sunday at Plymouth University, followed by a field meeting in Plymouth Sound on Monday 13th [low tide 0.7m @ 12:30]. The [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.