VMCA Volunteers Run Dolphin Watch at St Agnes Head Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Seaquest Netsafe project has added its eighth cetacean survey site at St Agnes Head following a training day on 23rd January. The training day saw 24 volunteers hear talks from marine life experts then visit the site on the headland where the surveys &hellip Continue reading
The Bahamas has banned shark fishing in its waters and prohibited the sale, import and export of shark products. The new law will effectively turn all 630,000 sq km (243,000 square miles) of the nation’s territorial waters into a shark sanctuary. Read more
Due to government cut-backs, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories (AHVLA) regional laboratories are under threat of closure and Defra is currently considering possible sites to axe. Among them could be the laboratory at Polwhele, Truro, which is a vital resource both for the Cornish farming community and for those monitoring the health of wildlife in the &hellip Continue reading
From BBC Science and Environment News: The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history”. They conclude that issues such as &hellip Continue reading
Volunteers are helping with the CWT’s Netsafe project which seeks to monitor cetacean activity in the area. You can read more about it in this BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cornwall/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_9368000/9368396.stm
A selection of photos from the St Agnes VMCA Rock Pool Ramble which took place 19th February 2011 Continue reading
2011/01/31 at 9:01 pm Chris Whitworth Lots of seabird activity at present with gulls, gannets, shags and auks chasing bait balls. Several dolphin sightings as well.