Recent News Articles

PMNHS Conference 2018 - Programme Now Available!

We have gathered a fantastic list of speakers for our 2018 conference and you can now download the full conference programme here: PMNHS Conference Programme, 2018, Edinburgh So get booking (here) for what will be another great Porcupine conference.  We look forward to seeing many of you in Edinburgh next [Read more]

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference 2018 - UPDATE

We are delighted to announce that the  Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference 2018 will be held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday March 17th and Sunday March 18th 2018. The central theme is “Marine Biology of the NE Atlantic”. There will also be a coastal field trip to a shore in the area of St Abbs on the Monday (19th). Registration is now [Read more]

EDINBURGH CONFERENCE 2018 - save the date

EDINBURGH CONFERENCE 2018 - save the dateOur 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE will be held in the National Museum Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday March 17th and Sunday March 18th 2018. There will also be a coastal field trip to a shore (location to be decided) on the Monday (19th). Registration will open in January when further details and a draft program will be available here. An email will be sent to all members when [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.