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April 2, 2016

https://vimeo.com/161297827 Chris Whitworth takes us on an underwater wildlife safari looking at what lives on the Bawden Rocks a mile from the North Coast of Cornwall.

July 4, 2014

Underwater seems to have also withstood the storms with just a good scouring of areas of seaweed which is quickly regrowing. Jellyfish are appearing again in huge numbers with large numbers of the enormous barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma octopus). Click here for a Slideshow Leatherback turtles are said to feed on these and there has been … Continue reading »

July 4, 2014

We had a great turn out for the evening walk in early June with 25 people led by Tamara, Joanna and Chris. We saw great spring cliff flowers including some splendid heath spotted orchids in full flower. All the common breeding seabirds (guillemots, razorbills, shags, and various types of gull) were seen from the path, … Continue reading »

May 6, 2014

First dive of the year at Bawden Rock at the weekend showed that the site has withstood the winter storms well with all sorts of vibrant marine life. Hydroids and bryozoans were in great shape before their various predators have got to work on them and the other plankton feeders like jewell anemones and deadmens … Continue reading »

February 6, 2014

St Agnes artist Jo Polack was inspired to create two series of work; ‘What Lies Beneath’ and ‘Its Another World Down There’ after Chris Whitworth’s talk for St Agnes Marine Conservation Group. She says she was ‘blown away by the vibrancy and diversity of life below the waves right here along our coastline’. As the … Continue reading »

February 4, 2014

STAR-gazers and local businesses are celebrating after a site in St Agnes is granted the prestigious dark sky status. The accreditation, which is part of STFC’s Dark Sky Discovery Programme, is given to sites accessible and free enough from light pollution to offer a clear view of the night sky. Positioned far enough away from … Continue reading »

February 4, 2014

An incredibly rare Blanville’s whale was found at Kenneggy Beach, near Praa Sands on the 30th December 2013. The 3.8 metre long whale was reported to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network as a porpoise, but when the Network’s volunteer, Syd, went to record theanimal that it was suspected to be something different. The Networks data … Continue reading »

May 2, 2013

Volunteer Seashore Rangers wanted Are you passionate about Cornwall’s Marine Life? Would you love to share your enthusiasm with the general public? Would you like to be given a chance to develop your skills and experience to help your career in marine conservation? If you have answered YES please get in touch!   The St Agnes … Continue reading »

May 24, 2012

A total of 30 people joined St Agnes Marine Conservation Group Volunteers at St Agnes Head to look for dolphins, porpoises, sharks and seals on Saturday 19 May, a beautiful clear sunny day with a calm sea, perfect conditions for spotting wildlife! As well as enjoying a fantastic view along the North Cornish coast we … Continue reading »

May 24, 2012

On Saturday 5th May St Agnes Voluntary Marine Conservation Area group teamed up with the village Photographic Club for a session of photography at Trevaunance Cove. The sunny day provided a great opportunity to explore the beach and rocky shore before heading up onto the cliff tops. There was plenty of interest to photograph – … Continue reading »