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Annual Field Trip Meeting 2017

Annual Field Trip Meeting 2017Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Annual Field Trip Meeting 2017: This year the PMNHS field course will take place in North East England, based at Newcastle University’s Dove Marine Laboratory in Cullercoats, just north of the River Tyne, from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th September, 2017.   There will be visits to rocky and sediment shores every day from the 6th-10th September. The Durham Heritage Coast, Coquet to St Mary’s [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.