2017 Observations

Stella Turk has passed away (April 2017) - watch video

David Fenwick ‘It is with great sadness that I have to bring the group this news about a member and an avid supporter of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. I have copied and pasted the following from an e-mail I have just received from Ian Benallick of...Read More »

April 2017 Strandings of pink sea fan “sea fangles” – new paper implicates marine litter

Dr Emma Sheehan, Plymouth University Marine Institute

There is now about 30 days of free access to the paper https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1UpdM1R~e3ELh

Animation   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9SsNb6cK7g


  • Protected Pink Sea Fans are mass stranding each winter entangled in marine debris.
  • The marine debris comprises mostly fishing gear and some domestic litter.
  • Evidence for ghost fishing causing the stranded “sea...Read More »

January 2017 The Mystery of the dead fish on the Marazion beach solved

The Mystery of the dead fish on the Marazion beach solved

Whist the MMO web post on the Dec 19th left the reason for the fish on the beach as unknown the fishermen involved have owned up ….


Mike Kaiser wrote a piece on the 22nd also attributing strandings to...Read More »