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Sunset by Lewis Bambury.
Tompot Blenny, by Ron.
Photograph of a tubularia.
 

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2007 Photographic competition winners - our congratulations to Christine, Lewis and Ron. Click any photo to see a larger scale version.

Photos from top to bottom left:
Sunset by Lewis Bambury.
Tompot blenny by Ron Crosby.
Tubularia by Christine Fletcher.

Beachwatch and Adopt-a-Beach Beach litter projects

For more than two years now members and supporters of the Group have been carrying out beach cleans and litter surveys. These us an indication of seasonal variations in quantity and types of litter to be found on the beach. For a full report, see the link below:

2008

JANUARY

Wed 16th Group AGM postponed to 13th February.

FEBRUARY

Sat 9th. PSAC Dinner Dance at Harris Park Conf. Centre, Preston. For further details and booking contact Gordon Fletcher.

Wed 13th. Group AGM at Lancaster University, Furness Lecture Theatre No. 2. Photo Competition Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. FREE.

Sat 16th. Roa Island Dive. Meet 12.15hrs. LW is at 13.20hrs. Subject to weather conditions. Check with Gordon Fletcher on Fri 15th.

Wed 20th. Committee Meeting, The Myerscough. 19.30hrs.

Sun 24th. BS-AC North West Conference, Park Hall Hot. Charnock Richard. Group information display & Seasearch presentation.

MARCH

Sat 1st. Roa Island Dive. Meet 10.45hrs. LW is at 11.46hrs. Subject to weather conditions. Confirm with Ron Crosby on Fri 29th Feb.

Wed 12th. Monthly Meeting at Lancaster University, Furness Lecture Theatre No. 2. Speaker: Dominic Harmer, The Ribble Estuary Nature Reserve Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

March Easter Long W/e Thurs 20th to Tues 25th inc. Dive trip to Loch Aline. Further info contact Barry Kaye.

APRIL

Wed 9th. Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speakers: Group members The Marine Meal Ticket - How marine plants and animals obtain their food.. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Fri. 11th, 12th & 13th Dive W/e. Cumbrae. For further info. Contact Gordon Fletcher.

Sun 27th. Adopt-a-Beach Litter Survey at Half Moon Bay, Heysham. Meet at 11.00hrs. LW is at 10.44hrs. HW is at 16.23hrs. For further info. Contact Jo Kaye.

MAY

Wed. 14th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre.
Speakers: Dick White and John Harman Wrecks & Mishaps in Morecambe Bay. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Fri 16th, 17th & 18th Dive Weekend. Loch Ryan. For further info. contact Jo Kaye.

Sat. 31st Dive at Roa Island (Weather dependent: please check web site on Friday 30th). Provisionally meet at 2.45pm, LW 15.23

Sea gooseberry photod at Galanach during the Loch Creran dive trip.

JUNE

Sun. 1st Beach Safari. Half Moon Bay, Heysham, Meet car park at 11.30hrs. Wellies & suitable clothing. Further details from Ron Crosby.

Wed. 11th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre.
Speakers: Ron Crosby & Gordon Fletcher 20 Years at Roa Island. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Fri 13th 14th & 15th Dive Weekend. Loch Creran. For further info. contact Gordon Fletcher.

Wed 18th Committee Meeting. The Myerscough 19.30hrs

Sat 21st Adopt-a-Beach litter survey. Half Moon Bay, Heysham. Meet car park at 11.00hrs. Suitable clothing and gloves.

Sat 28th Roa Island Dive (cancelled due to bad weather).

JULY

Wed. 9th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre.
Group members' presentations: Favourite UK dive sites. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Fri 11th, 12th & 13th Dive Weekend. St Abbs and Eyemouth. Contact Gordon Fletcher

Sat. 26th Dive at Roa Island Weather dependent: please contact Louise Smail to confirm. Provisionally meet at 11.00am LW 11.48

AUGUST

Sat 9th & Sun 10th R.S.P.B Summer Fair. Leighton Moss, nr Silverdale.

Sat. 9th Dive at Roa Island Weather dependent: please contact Louise Smail to confirm. Provisionally meet at 10.00am LW 11.39

Wed. 13th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre.
Speaker: Mike Douglas, warden South Walney Nature Reserve. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Sun 30th Dive at Roa Island Weather dependent: please contact Ron Crosby to confirm. Provisionally meet at 17.30hrs. Low water 18.31hrs (please note corrected times!).

SEPTEMBER

Wed. 10th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speaker: Chris Holden (Chester SAC): A Confusion of Wrecks. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Sat. 13th Dive at Roa Island (Weather dependent: please confirm with Gordon Fletcher on Friday 12th). Provisionally meet at 16:15pm, LW 17:28

Sat. 20th Beachwatch, litter survey, in conjunction with Morecambe & Heysham Soroptomists. Meet Half Moon Bay car park near Heysham at 11.00hrs. Suitable footwear and gloves required. Further details from Jo Kaye.

OCTOBER

Wed. 8th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speaker: Lewis Bambury (Lunesdale SAC) Underwater digital cameras. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Wed. 15th Committee Meeting. The Myerscough 19.30hrs

W/E 24-26th Dive Weekend. Loch Fyne & Loch Goil. (Shore Diving). Caravan accommodation at Inveraray. Further details from Gordon Fletcher

NOVEMBER

Sat. 9th Dive at Roa Island (Weather dependent: Please check that conditions are suitable with Ron Crosby on Sat 8th). Provisionally meet 13.15hrs. Low water 14.14hrs

Wed. 12th Monthly Meeting at Lancaster University, Furness Lecture Theatre No. 2. Speaker: Dr. Alison Scott: Tides. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

DECEMBER

Sat 6th. Xmas Social night. The Dalton Arms, Glasson Dock. 19.00hrs for 19.30hrs. Menu available, food orders in advance to Gordon Fletcher.

Wed. 10th Monthly Meeting at Lancaster University, Furness Lecture Theatre No. 2. The Fiendishly fun Xmas Quiz Further details contact Scott Starkie. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Sun. 14th Adopt-a-Beach litter survey. Half Moon Bay, Heysham. Meet Half moon bay car park at 12.30hrs. (HW 11.57hrs) Gloves & suitable footwear required. Further details from Jo Kaye.

Contact list for meetings, events and general enquiries:

Detail of brittle stars crawling over each other - these animals like being in contact!

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