SEA, SCIENCE AND US – A GREAT MIX

 

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We are finalising our long term survey plans, for rock pool surveys and marine ecology surveys. Watch this space and join in as the water warms up. So many things are happening, it’s hard to know where to start our news.

 

Read about our first Patron, the scientists who have joined our committee, recent SCMS activities, plans for long term surveys and how you can contribute and amazing creatures we have seen in the last few weeks.

 

Join us on our  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SapphireCoastMarineSociety

 

and see the SCMS website:http://scmarinesociety.wordpress.com/

 

Marine Society Newsletters:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREATING our Atlas of Marine Life of the Sapphire Coast

 

Our aim is to record as much of the wonderful biodiversity of this region as we can, so that we can learn more about the wonders that we find here and to have data which will help identify changes over time

 

 

Personal and SCMS observation recording

 

We are working with the Atlas of Living Australia database to create tailored survey forms to allow us to input more data about our Marine Biodiversity. We now have 3 options:

 

1. Single Sighting – this is the general survey which anyone can add a sighting of any species to our regional ALCW Atlas

 

2. Sapphire Coast Marine Society Survey – this is for beach rambles where either individuals or a group of us can add multiple sightings into one survey form

 

3. New SCMS Snorkel Survey form – this is the form we have just launched which allows you to add multiple species and up to 4 photographs to each. It is set up with our species lists for regional marine species. Again, this can be used by individuals or groups and we will be inputting all the species seen on SCMS surveys.

 

 

If you have used the ALCW sightings forms before, you will find it easy to work with the new survey forms. If you  are just joining us there are guidelines under the HELP button on the Home page of this website. You can print these out. If you would like someone to take you through this process, or if you have any difficulties, please call Libby Hepburn 6495 0917 or Michael McMaster 0487 118 490 and we will be happy to help get you started.

 

If you are interested in learning to snorkel with an expert, let us know and we will put you on our list for a course when we have enough numbers – see main Post under What’s On.

 

Do add your sightings to the Atlas of Life , and send any interesting sightings/photos for us. If you need help with identification, we have friends who have spent a lifetime learning about what lives along our coast and they would love to help. Just post a comment below and send photos to libby.alanhepburn@bigpond.com

 

Do join us and have lots of fun exploring our coastline and learning with us.

 

Annual Membership $17 per person or $24 Family Membership – Contact Alan Hepburn : 026495 0917

 

Sapphire Coast Marine Society Aims:

 

  • Enjoy and Care for rocky shorelines, beaches, estuaries and mangroves
  • Encourage identification of marine fauna and flora
  • Engage in marine education and research
  • Promote awareness and conservation of the marine environment

 

2014 Committee Members:

 

President – Michael McMasters

 

Treasurer – Alan Hepburn

 

Sectretary – Bronwen Owen

 

Publicity – Liz Allen & Libby Hepburn

 

Committee – Alan Scrymgeour, Patrick Tegart, Harrison Warne, Scott Proctor

 

We are always happy to have volunteers to contribute to a number of projects, or suggest ideas for new ones.

 

If you are interested in working with us, please contact us. Tel: 0487 118 490 (Michael)

SEA, SCIENCE AND US – A GREAT MIX

We are finalising our long term survey plans, for rock pool surveys and marine ecology surveys. Watch this space and join in as the water warms up. So many things are happening, it’s hard to know where to start our news.

Read about our first Patron, the scientists who have joined our committee, recent SCMS activities, plans for long term surveys and how you can contribute and amazing creatures we have seen in the last few weeks.

Join us on our  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SapphireCoastMarineSociety

and see the SCMS website:http://scmarinesociety.wordpress.com/

Marine Society Newsletters:

CREATING our Atlas of Marine Life of the Sapphire Coast
Our aim is to record as much of the wonderful biodiversity of this region as we can, so that we can learn more about the wonders that we find here and to have data which will help identify changes over time
Personal and SCMS observation recording
We are working with the Atlas of Living Australia database to create tailored survey forms to allow us to input more data about our Marine Biodiversity. We now have 3 options:
1. Single Sighting – this is the general survey which anyone can add a sighting of any species to our regional ALCW Atlas
2. Sapphire Coast Marine Society Survey – this is for beach rambles where either individuals or a group of us can add multiple sightings into one survey form
3. New SCMS Snorkel Survey form – this is the form we have just launched which allows you to add multiple species and up to 4 photographs to each. It is set up with our species lists for regional marine species. Again, this can be used by individuals or groups and we will be inputting all the species seen on SCMS surveys.
If you have used the ALCW sightings forms before, you will find it easy to work with the new survey forms. If you  are just joining us there are guidelines under the HELP button on the Home page of this website. You can print these out. If you would like someone to take you through this process, or if you have any difficulties, please call Libby Hepburn 6495 0917 or Michael McMaster 0487 118 490 and we will be happy to help get you started.

If you are interested in learning to snorkel with an expert, let us know and we will put you on our list for a course when we have enough numbers – see main Post under What’s On.

Do add your sightings to the Atlas of Life , and send any interesting sightings/photos for us. If you need help with identification, we have friends who have spent a lifetime learning about what lives along our coast and they would love to help. Just post a comment below and send photos to libby.alanhepburn@bigpond.com

Do join us and have lots of fun exploring our coastline and learning with us.

Annual Membership $17 per person or $24 Family Membership – Contact Alan Hepburn : 026495 0917

Sapphire Coast Marine Society Aims:

  • Enjoy and Care for rocky shorelines, beaches, estuaries and mangroves
  • Encourage identification of marine fauna and flora
  • Engage in marine education and research
  • Promote awareness and conservation of the marine environment

2014 Committee Members:

President – Michael McMasters

Treasurer – Alan Hepburn

Sectretary – Bronwen Owen

Publicity – Liz Allen & Libby Hepburn

Committee – Alan Scrymgeour, Patrick Tegart, Harrison Warne, Scott Proctor

We are always happy to have volunteers to contribute to a number of projects, or suggest ideas for new ones.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact us. Tel: 0487 118 490 (Michael)

SEA, SCIENCE AND US – A GREAT MIX

We are finalising our long term survey plans, for rock pool surveys and marine ecology surveys. Watch this space and join in as the water warms up. So many things are happening, it’s hard to know where to start our news.

Read about our first Patron, the scientists who have joined our committee, recent SCMS activities, plans for long term surveys and how you can contribute and amazing creatures we have seen in the last few weeks.

Join us on our  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SapphireCoastMarineSociety

and see the SCMS website:http://scmarinesociety.wordpress.com/

Marine Society Newsletters:

CREATING our Atlas of Marine Life of the Sapphire Coast
Our aim is to record as much of the wonderful biodiversity of this region as we can, so that we can learn more about the wonders that we find here and to have data which will help identify changes over time
Personal and SCMS observation recording
We are working with the Atlas of Living Australia database to create tailored survey forms to allow us to input more data about our Marine Biodiversity. We now have 3 options:
1. Single Sighting – this is the general survey which anyone can add a sighting of any species to our regional ALCW Atlas
2. Sapphire Coast Marine Society Survey – this is for beach rambles where either individuals or a group of us can add multiple sightings into one survey form
3. New SCMS Snorkel Survey form – this is the form we have just launched which allows you to add multiple species and up to 4 photographs to each. It is set up with our species lists for regional marine species. Again, this can be used by individuals or groups and we will be inputting all the species seen on SCMS surveys.
If you have used the ALCW sightings forms before, you will find it easy to work with the new survey forms. If you  are just joining us there are guidelines under the HELP button on the Home page of this website. You can print these out. If you would like someone to take you through this process, or if you have any difficulties, please call Libby Hepburn 6495 0917 or Michael McMaster 0487 118 490 and we will be happy to help get you started.

If you are interested in learning to snorkel with an expert, let us know and we will put you on our list for a course when we have enough numbers – see main Post under What’s On.

Do add your sightings to the Atlas of Life , and send any interesting sightings/photos for us. If you need help with identification, we have friends who have spent a lifetime learning about what lives along our coast and they would love to help. Just post a comment below and send photos to libby.alanhepburn@bigpond.com

Do join us and have lots of fun exploring our coastline and learning with us.

Annual Membership $17 per person or $24 Family Membership – Contact Alan Hepburn : 026495 0917

Sapphire Coast Marine Society Aims:

  • Enjoy and Care for rocky shorelines, beaches, estuaries and mangroves
  • Encourage identification of marine fauna and flora
  • Engage in marine education and research
  • Promote awareness and conservation of the marine environment

2014 Committee Members:

President – Michael McMasters

Treasurer – Alan Hepburn

Sectretary – Bronwen Owen

Publicity – Liz Allen & Libby Hepburn

Committee – Alan Scrymgeour, Patrick Tegart, Harrison Warne, Scott Proctor

We are always happy to have volunteers to contribute to a number of projects, or suggest ideas for new ones.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact us. Tel: 0487 118 490 (Michael)

SEA, SCIENCE AND US – A GREAT MIX

We are finalising our long term survey plans, for rock pool surveys and marine ecology surveys. Watch this space and join in as the water warms up. So many things are happening, it’s hard to know where to start our news.

Read about our first Patron, the scientists who have joined our committee, recent SCMS activities, plans for long term surveys and how you can contribute and amazing creatures we have seen in the last few weeks.

Join us on our  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SapphireCoastMarineSociety

and see the SCMS website:http://scmarinesociety.wordpress.com/

Marine Society Newsletters:

CREATING our Atlas of Marine Life of the Sapphire Coast
Our aim is to record as much of the wonderful biodiversity of this region as we can, so that we can learn more about the wonders that we find here and to have data which will help identify changes over time
Personal and SCMS observation recording
We are working with the Atlas of Living Australia database to create tailored survey forms to allow us to input more data about our Marine Biodiversity. We now have 3 options:
1. Single Sighting – this is the general survey which anyone can add a sighting of any species to our regional ALCW Atlas
2. Sapphire Coast Marine Society Survey – this is for beach rambles where either individuals or a group of us can add multiple sightings into one survey form
3. New SCMS Snorkel Survey form – this is the form we have just launched which allows you to add multiple species and up to 4 photographs to each. It is set up with our species lists for regional marine species. Again, this can be used by individuals or groups and we will be inputting all the species seen on SCMS surveys.
If you have used the ALCW sightings forms before, you will find it easy to work with the new survey forms. If you  are just joining us there are guidelines under the HELP button on the Home page of this website. You can print these out. If you would like someone to take you through this process, or if you have any difficulties, please call Libby Hepburn 6495 0917 or Michael McMaster 0487 118 490 and we will be happy to help get you started.

If you are interested in learning to snorkel with an expert, let us know and we will put you on our list for a course when we have enough numbers – see main Post under What’s On.

Do add your sightings to the Atlas of Life , and send any interesting sightings/photos for us. If you need help with identification, we have friends who have spent a lifetime learning about what lives along our coast and they would love to help. Just post a comment below and send photos to libby.alanhepburn@bigpond.com

Do join us and have lots of fun exploring our coastline and learning with us.

Annual Membership $17 per person or $24 Family Membership – Contact Alan Hepburn : 026495 0917

Sapphire Coast Marine Society Aims:

  • Enjoy and Care for rocky shorelines, beaches, estuaries and mangroves
  • Encourage identification of marine fauna and flora
  • Engage in marine education and research
  • Promote awareness and conservation of the marine environment

2014 Committee Members:

President – Michael McMasters

Treasurer – Alan Hepburn

Sectretary – Bronwen Owen

Publicity – Liz Allen & Libby Hepburn

Committee – Alan Scrymgeour, Patrick Tegart, Harrison Warne, Scott Proctor

We are always happy to have volunteers to contribute to a number of projects, or suggest ideas for new ones.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact us. Tel: 0487 118 490 (Michael)