Shark Eggcases Survey Results for 11 March 2022

thornback rays egg cases

What a Wet Day!  After the last two beautiful days, and despite the misty murky rain, we were determined to complete another day of Shark Eggcase Surveying of Area 2: Small Hope Beach to Tradewinds Cafe – Shanklin.  Plus, we thought, would a wet day make a difference to the number of Mermaid’s Purses we…

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Mermaid’s Purse Eggcases Survey 10 March 2022

horns vs tendrils for sharklab survey

MARCH 2022 Mermaid’s Purse Eggcases Survey Results for Thurs 10 March 2022 Area 3 – Yaverland Car Park to Sandown Pier – but we only reached Driftwood Beach Bar, due to high tide. What a difference a day makes – yesterday at Yaverland to Culver Cliffs (Wed 10 March 2022) it was bright, sunny, warm…

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Sharklab’s March 2022 Survey Results

Yaverland beach to Culver Cliffs

Hello All! Finally, the full March 2022 Shark Eggcase Survey for Sandown Bay has been completed, and the results have been posted on Facebook. If you would like to know how the survey was conducted read on… Survey Approach  The survey was conducted over 6 days by the SharkLab Crew but was naturally dictated by…

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Isle of Wight Council unanimously refuses plans to drill for oil in Arreton

Oil drilling protest outside Council buildings, Isle of Wight

“Say it loud and say it clear oil drilling not wanted here!”: Blue Seas Protection’s petition pays off as Isle of Wight Council unanimously refuses plans to drill for oil in Arreton By Gina Phillips See a video of the protest here With COP26 imminent and global leaders focusing on climate change it felt inappropriate…

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Shark Lab Isle of Wight

red seaweed in a jar, in the Shark Lab Isle of Wight

The Shark Lab opened in 2020 to investigate marine organisms and biodiversity “RAY OF LIGHT” The Isle of Wight has many rare and varied species of flora and fauna and is currently designated a recognised “biosphere” by UNESCO (see for more details). There are 600 Biospheres globally but only 6 in the UK. Sandown Bay is…

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Defra’s response to coverage on banning supertrawlers and pulse fishing

shoal of silvery fish in the ocean

Defra’s response quite clearly states we have the opportunity now to protect our UK waters, so why are they allowing foreign supertrawlers to fish in them, in particular the English channel in January this year, our marine conservation zones and currently (this week) now in the Shetlands?! Read Defra’s response to coverage on banning supertrawlers…

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“Operation Carp Lift” – Sandown Canoe Lake

Operation carp lift rescue

REPORT – August 2020 INTRODUCTION Blue Seas Protection is a registered Marine Conservation Charity no. 1189529 affiliated with UN Ocean Action Group and registered Stop Ecocide Earth Protectors.  The Chairman, Garry Oates, has over 40 years of professional diving experience, ship operation and marine salvage and rescue work, including in a Supervisory capacity.  He is…

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The Great Global Nurdle Hunt 2021

Nurdle hunting on beach Credit: Extinction Rebellion

Have you ever spotted a nurdle? The Scottish environmental charity Fidra are on a hunt for these tiny microplastic disks this October as part of a global citizen science survey and this is your invitation to take part! By heading to a beach with a keen eye, you’ll be joining a worldwide nurdle hunter network,…

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The Killing Continues – Make the use of Supertrawlers a CRIME!

The explosion of foreign supertrawlers in UK MPAs – Fishing time in the first half of 2020 doubles 2019 effort. Fishing by large foreign-owned pelagic supertrawlers over 100m in length in UK Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has rocketed this year and has been increasing significantly since 2017 Fifteen of the supertrawlers operating in UK waters in…

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