[acn-l] TORPEDO 14

ANDY HORTON (BMLSS at compuserve.com)
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TORPEDO 14

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British Marine Life Study Society=0D
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Glaucus House, 14 Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. BN43 6P=
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TORPEDO 14=0D
August 1997=0D
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DIARY OF EVENTS=0D
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16 - 23 August 1997. South West's Marine Week.=0D
Contact: Jeremy Rowe at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre.=0D
Tel/Fax: 01297 560772.=0D
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24-30 August 1997=0D
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IX Societas Europaea Ichthyologorum Congress=0D
Theme: Fish Biodiversity=0D
Maritime Station, Trieste, Italy.=0D
Contact: Giorgina Bianco, Dipartimento di Zoologia, Via Mezzoca=
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8,1-80134 Napoli, Italy. Fax: +39 81 552 64 52.=0D
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14 September 1997 (Sunday).=0D
Gerald Legg's Rockpool Ramble at Rottingdean, east of Brighton,=
Sussex. 3.30 pm.=0D
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Contact: Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton.=0D
Meeting place: steps below the bus circle.=0D
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29 August - 21 September 1997=0D
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Field Studies Council=0D
SW Wales: Rocky Shore Field Courses=0D
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Contact Denise Carter 01743 850674.=0D
Hurry, as courses will be filled quickly.=0D
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20-21 September 1997=0D
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Beachwatch '97=0D
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Beach clean-up and recording of the tonnes of rubbish (17.5 ton=
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Sponsored by Reader's Digest and organised by the Marine Conser=
vation Society.=0D
Contact: Samantha Pollard, Tel: 01989 566017=0D
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MARINE WILDLIFE HEADLINES=0D
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Summer 1997=0D
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June 1997. The continual rainfall and bad weather all around th=
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1997 means that there were very few rock pool reports for this =
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June 1997. Severe gales and heavy rainfall at the end of June 1=
997 has resulted in a massive=0D
loss of sea bird chicks off the east coast of England.=0D
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At Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire, over 100,000 young Kittiwakes, ou=
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130,000 - 150,000, perished after five days of gales.=0D
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On the Farne Islands, many young Puffins drowned in their burro=
ws. and the loss of Puffin=0D
and Guillemot chicks is estimated at 75% of the large populatio=
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STRANDINGS TELEPHONE NUMBERS=0D
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Every year a variety of large animals get stranded on British s=
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are the cetaceans, the whales, dolphins and porpoises.=0D
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Wales, (All) Tel: 01348 875000=0D
Scotland, (All) Tel: 01463 243030=0D
England (Cetaceans), Tel: 0171 938 8861=0D
England (Turtles), Tel: 0171 938 9292=0D
Scotland,(Turtles), Tel: 0131 4472 444=0D
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For Ireland, the following numbers are recommended:=0D
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Terry Bruton, Belfast, Tel: 01232 381251.=0D
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Shore Watch series every month in the Aquarist & Pondkeeper mag=
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good newsagents. Series by Andy Horton.1997:=0D
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July: A brief guide to newcomers to exploration of the shore, I=
dentification hints for novice,=0D
temperature control in aquaria.=0D
August: Guide and useful hints for parents taking children down=
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summer holidays. Pages 87-88. Naturescope: a micro-aquarium sui=
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BOOK REVIEWS=0D
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Shallow-water Crabs=0D
by Ray Ingle=0D
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Edited by R.S.K. Barnes and J.H. Crothers=0D
Field Studies Council Publications 1996=0D
Synopses of the British Fauna No. 25 (2nd Edition)=0D
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ISBN 1 85153 258 7=0D
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Although the title says Shallow-water Crabs this synopsis is a =
guide to the identification of=0D
all the true crabs (Brachyura) likely to be found over the Cont=
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British Isles and includes species that occupy much deeper wate=
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inshore like the Box Crab, Paramola cuvieri. The book excludes =
the porcelain crabs and=0D
hermit crabs which are classified as Anomura.=0D
This is the latest update of the definitive identification=
guide. The alternative book,=0D
'British Crabs' by Ray Ingle, published by the Oxford Universit=
y Press in 1980, includes=0D
descriptions of the deep water species from depth of over 183 m=
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be encountered by divers and rockpoolers. There are 18 species =
that are classified as deep=0D
water crabs or aliens and are not described in this book.=0D
The distribution of each crab species is given according t=
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areas and a map is included on page 3. There is a very useful 2=
2 pages on the biology and=0D
behaviour of crabs in general and giving names to all their par=
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The main purpose of the book is as an identification guide=
in the laboratory. Before=0D
the publication of the Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-we=
st Europe in 1995, there=0D
was no general guide that could give the reader a positive iden=
tification to most of the British=0D
crabs, although the John Crothers' 'Key to the Crabs ...' also =
published by the Field Studies=0D
Council is all that the rockpooler needs for identification pur=
poses. The new book contains=0D
line drawings but no photographs.=0D
An excellent book but only essential for the crab speciali=
st, and for libraries for=0D
consultation when a rare crab turns up.=0D
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Field Studies Council, Central Services,=0D
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