LATEST NEWS- 2017

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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. Please Email or Text us if you would like to get involved. (07797 741714 or kevin@jerseymarineconservation.org.

The Insurance Corporation are the only Channel Island Organisiation making a specific award for Conservation. We are proud to announce that 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.
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.
We will publish dates for our 2018 Seasearch Observer Courses will be provisionally held as usual in the Arthur Mourant Room, Société Jersiaise (accessible from Pier Road).The Course will include an intoroduction to species, habitats and recording methods plus simulated observer surveying. An optional follow-on is the opportunity to make shore and boat dives with a team members. There will be full briefings, photographic coaching, recording techniques, analysis and write-ups. The cost is £50.
The Reef Survey Week 2017 was sponsored by the Ecology Fund and included 5 days of Diving and 1 Coastal Scrambel. Please email Kevin if you would like to apply to take part in the 2018 Survey.
St Johns School Beach Day This was a big success and a big thank you to Bob Tompkins for his help showing the pupils the habits & species.
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 Survey Dives & 56 Reports so far this year.

Form No Date Site Name/Location Latitude Longitude Recorder Comments Human Impacts Form type
JY17/001 03/01/2017 St Catherines 49⁰ 13.459'N 02⁰ 01.071'W Kevin McIlwee Anthpleura thallia & Eubranchus farrari Scallop Shells Survey Form
JY17/002 08/01/2017 Rozel 49⁰ 14.225'N 02⁰ 02.715'W Kevin McIlwee Flustrellidra hispida Mooring Chains Survey Form
JY17/003 20/01/2017 Bouley Bay 49⁰ 14.373'N 02⁰ 04.878'W Kevin McIlwee Scorpion fish   Survey Form
JY17/004 22/01/2017 Greve D'Lecq E-side 49⁰ 14.934'N 02⁰ 11.989'W Kevin McIlwee Sea Hare Fishing line Survey Form
JY17/005 25/01/2017 Le Petit Portelet 49⁰ 12.064'N 02⁰ 00.950'W Kevin McIlwee Flabellina Oyster Frame Survey Form
JY17/0051 16/08/2017 Baliene Buoy 49° 10.407' N 02° 08.330' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/006 07/04/2017 Bouley Bay Pier 49° 24.056' N 02° 08.035' W Sama Blampied Scorpion Fish Fishing Line Survey Form
JY17/007 24/04/2017 Bonne Nuit Outside Harbour 49° 15.008' N 02° 07.143' W Kevin McIlwee Large numbers of Plaice, Little Cuttle, Halcampoides sp. Chains, plastic, polystyrene. Survey Form
JY17/008 18/05/2017 St Brelades Drift from West 49° 10.329' N 02° 12.590' W Kevin McIlwee Large number of different Anemones & Sponges, Edible Carb Colony. Large numbers of scallops Bottles & Rope Survey Form
JY17/009 21/05/2017 Hirondelle & Adjacent Reef 49° 17.792' N 02° 11.264' W Kevin McIlwee Jelly Fish, Pink Sea Fan & Nudibranch, extensive Devonshire Cup Coral Colony on wreck   Survey Form
JY17/010 21/05/2017 Hirondelle 49° 17.792' N 02° 11.264' W Kevin McIlwee Pink Sea Fan & Nudi   Seafan Form
JY17/011 24/05/2017 St Brelade 49° 10.233' N 02° 11.661' W Kevin McIlwee Nudibranch   Survey Form
JY17/012 28/05/2017 Grande Noir/Ecrehous 49° 16.909' N 01° 54.782' W Kevin McIlwee Worms & Maerl Dredging Survey Form
JY17/013 29/05/2017 Rock Barge/Corbiere 49° 10.384' N 02° 13.785' W Kevin McIlwee Nudis & Pink Sea Fan   Survey Form
JY17/014 29/05/2017 Rock Barge/Corbiere 49° 10.384' N 02° 13.785' W Kevin McIlwee Pink Sea Fan   Seafan Form
JY17/015 03/06/2017 Heron 49° 17.150' N 02° 11.944' W Kevin McIlwee Dea Mens Fingers Pots Survey Form
JY17/016 03/06/2017 Heron 49° 17.150' N 02° 11.944' W Kevin McIlwee Pink Sea Fans Werckage collapsing Seafan Form
JY17/017 04/06/2017 Polka 49° 05.033' N 02° 10.609' W Kevin McIlwee Club Seasquirts Potting Survey Form
JY17/018 04/06/2017 Polka 49° 05.033' N 02° 10.609' W Kevin McIlwee Pink Sea Fans   Seafan Form
JY17/019 04/06/2017 Les Caines/ St Brelades 49° 10.384' N 02° 13.198' W Kevin McIlwee Dorothy Anemone, Limacia clavigera   Survey Form
JY17/020 10/06/2017 Cheval-Bonne Nuit 49° 15.258' N 02° 06.826' W Kevin McIlwee Dredging   Survey Form
JY17/021 12/06/2017 Ferry Ramp 49° 15.517' N 02° 04.254' W Kevin McIlwee     Survey Form
JY17/022 12/06/2017 Ferry Ramp 49° 15.517' N 02° 04.254' W Kevin McIlwee Pink Sea Fan   Seafan Form
JY17/023 13/06/2017 St Aubin's Drift 49° 08.905' N 02° 08.925' W Kevin McIlwee     Survey Form
JY17/024 16/06/2017 Anne Port 49° 12.253' N 02° 01.025' W Kevin McIlwee     Survey Form
JY17/025 21/06/2107 St Brelades Drift 49° 10.231' N 02° 11.665' W Kevin McIlwee Nudibranch   Survey Form
JY17/026 03/07/2017 Tug Boat 49° 09.382' N 02° 08.343' W Kevin McIlwee     Survey Form
JY17/027 05/07/2017 Minesweeper 49° 01.249' N 02° 15.277' W Kevin McIlwee     Survey Form
JY17/028 05/07/2017 Minesweeper 49° 01.249' N 02° 15.277' W Kevin McIlwee Pink Seafan   Seafan Form
JY17/029 05/07/2017 SE of Corbiére 49° 10.686' N 02° 14.288' W Kevin McIlwee Nudibranch   Survey Form
JY17/030 07/07/2017 Bel Croute 49° 10.540' N 02° 12.558' W Kevin McIlwee Blond Ray   Survey Form
JY17/031 09/07/2017 Petit Noir 49° 16.344' N 01° 55.044' W Kevin McIlwee Nudi Branch Black Bream Survey Form
JY17/032 15/07/2017 SW of la Mauve 49° 15.527' N 02° 04.172' W Kevin McIlwee Pink Sea Fan   Seafan Form
JY17/033 15/07/2017 E of Troopers 49° 14.828' N 02° 03.884' W Kevin McIlwee     Survey Form
JY17/034 13/08/2017 Sauvage N. 48° 53.829' N 02° 00.019' W Kevin McIlwee     Seafan Form
JY17/035 13/08/2017 Turn Around Rock 49° 01.264' N 01° 56.968' W Kevin McIlwee     Survey Form
JY17/036 13/08/2017 Sauvage N. 48° 53.829' N 02° 00.019' W Kevin McIlwee     Seafan Form
JY17/037 14/08/2017 Les Pipettes 49° 00.317' N 02° 10.113' W James Matthews Check Form GPS   Survey Form
JY17/038 26/08/2017 Kromwijk 49° 09.485' N 02° 13.034' W Kevin McIlwee     Seafan Form
JY17/039 16/06/2017 Anne Port 49° 12.253' N 02° 01.025' W Laura Clapham JY17/024   Observation Form
JY17/040 21/06/2017 St Brelade's Bay (East) 49° 10.231' N 02° 11.665' W Kevin McIlwee JY17/025   Survey Form
JY17/041 13/08/2017 Turn Around Rock 49° 01.264' N 01° 56.968' W Bob Tompkins JY17/035   Survey Form
JY17/042 16/08/2017 Baleine Buoy 49° 10.411' N 02° 08.227' W Sam Blampied     Survey Form
JY17/043 27/08/2017 Schokland 49° 08.312' N 02° 10.587' W Kevin McIlwee     Seafan Form
JY17/044 27/08/2017 St Brelades 49° 10.280' N 02° 12.912' W Kevin McIlwee     Seafan Form
JY17/045 13/08/2017 Sauvage N. 48° 53.829' N 02° 01.063' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/046 13/08/2017 Turn Around Rock 49° 01.264' N 01° 56.968' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/047 14/08/2017 Les Pipettes 49° 00.317' N 02° 10.113' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/048 14/08/2017 Rock Barge 49° 10.384' N 02° 13.785' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/049 15/08/2017 Grande Anquette 49° 06.829' N 01° 43.991' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/050 15/08/2017 Roches du Sud 48° 57.190' N 02° 13.290' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/051 16/08/2017 Baleine Buoy 49° 10.407' N 02° 08.330' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/052 16/08/2017 Minquiers West 48° 56.850' N 02° 15.940' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/053 17/08/2017 Creux Gros 48° 15.421' N 02° 12.982' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/054 18/08/2017 Cormorant Rock 49° 15.360' N 02° 07.979' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/055 18/08/2017 Petit Plemont 49° 15.597' N 02° 13.413' W Lin Baldock     Survey Form
JY17/056 15/08/2017 Grande Anquette 49° 06.829' N 01° 43.991' W Sam Blampied     Survey Form


Highlights Troopers 16/7/17 Huge Dendrodis Limbada
Ferry Ramp 12/6/17 Pink Sea Fan
Cheval Rock 10/6/17 Dredging
Les Caines 6/7/16 Dorothy Anemones
Polka 6/7/16 Pink Sea Fans
Minesweeper 4/7/16 Cray Fish & Mercury
Corbiére 4/7/16 Nudibranch & Pink Sea Fan colony reported
Tug Boat 2/7/16 Huge Bib shoal
Rock Barge 2/7/16
Petit Noir, Écrehous 9/7/17 Black Bream, Cuttle & Nudibranch
St Aubins Bay 13/6/17 Nudibranch
Sauvage 13/8/2017 Huge Pink Sea Fan Colony
Minquiers 15/8/2017 Sting Rays
Petit Plement 18/8/2017 Southern Cup Coral
SOME EARLY SEASON HIGHLIGHTS-
Unidentified anemone

Eubranchus farrani4 January 2017 St Catherine's - end of slip
Kevin & James
Water temperature 9. Visibility 3-5m.
Unidentified Anemone still awaiting identification.
Nudibranch Eubranchus farrani.
Lots of Trumpet Anemones


Gem Anemone8 January 2017 Rozel harbour
Kevin & Hayley
Water temperature 9. Visibility 3-5m. Beautiful Gem Anemones
Montagu Blenny, Ragged sponge, Strawberry Anemones, Beadlet, Sea Mat on Serrated Wrack


Long tailed Scorpion Fish20 January 2017 Bouley Bay - slip
Kevin & Hayley
Water temperature 8. Visibility 3-5m. Lobsters and Edible Crab. Scorpion fish amongst Boulders. Little Cuttle, Hermit crabs. Spider crab sp. & mating Velvet Swimming Crabs

 

Sea Hare 22 January 2017 Greve D'Lecq - East side
Kevin & James
Water temperature 8. Visibility 5m. Lots of surge but no current!
Juvenile Sea Hare, Sea Oak, Kelp Park, Sea Mat, Little Cuttle, Lace sponge.


Flabellina pedata etc25 January 2017 Le Petit Portelet
Kevin & Buddy
Water temperature 8. Visibility 5m plus.
Huge variety of sponges, Sea squirts, Bryozoans and Hydroids
Flabellina pedata on frame. Seagrass bed, Daisy Anemones and Sabella sp. Feather Duster worm. Two spot Goby.
October 22nd 2017 Armed Trawler on Magic October 22nd.

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