LATEST NEWS- 2018

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A busy year already with events and meetings.
Touch Tank @ Wild About Jersey 2017An excellent Workshop was held at St Aubins Fort where we discussed the findings of the Climavore Team. There are many issues that directly affect Islanders such as the Potato Mono Culture. Nitrates are potentially contributing to the Ulva growth. Seaweeds certainly make a tasty ingredient for Bread and Soup!
Friday, Februray 22nd and saturday 23rd saw us at the 'Wild About Jersey'. We were showing off our new posters and the Marine Biology section Touch Tank. We also gave a talk entitled Citizen Science and Seasearch which was well atended.
Our First and only dive so far was in a murky Bouley Bay where we witnessed a huge Double Spiral Bloom and mating Masked Crabs in a balmy water temperature of 8°.
UPCOMING EVENTS
On Sunday, March 18th @ 14:30 we will be giving a talk to Action For Wildlife on the Seasaerch Project.

Thanks to the help from the Association of Jersey Charities, we now have a 5m purpose built rib for diving surveys & general Marine Conservation projects. The two pictures show the results of our trial day. We need Skippers & Crew Volunteers for our clean up operations. Please Email or Text us if you would like to get involved. (07797 741714 or kevin@jerseymarineconservation.org.

The Insurance Corporation Awards are once again open and our application will be for the clean-up operation. Last year we won 3 awards this year. Sam Blampied won two awards: The Insurance Corporation Award for Young Conservationist and also the Insurance Corporation Public Vote for the best project gaining 82% of the votes. She has now commenced her PhD Studies at Plymouth University thanks to help from the Blue Water Foundation and Jerseys Environment Department.
We also came runner-up for our Artificial Reef/ Atlantis project. The £1000 prize will be put towards our Survey costs. A big thank you to everyone who voted for us.
Monthly Meetings: Usually 1st Monday of the Month. The Marine Biology section of the Société Jersiaise provides a great deal of support for our group and usually meets on the first Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays) in the Arthur Mourant room, accessible via Pier Road at 7:30. During the meetings Jersey Seasearch and Shore_thing projects are discussed and reported on. A social meeting usually takes place afterwards at the Lamplighter in St Helier. New members to the section are welcome.
2017 The 2017 Surveys are now on the National BioDiversity Database