The annual book auction has now closed but the sale list remains open. This raises funds for the Society and helps members to find books about shells and related subjects, and to dispose of unwanted books.
To help raise funds for the Society and to help member to find books about shells and related subjects, and to dispose of unwanted books, the Society runs an annual book auction and sale. The last auction has now closed; the sale list remains open.
Images of a Pteropod taken by Tom Ashton at St Andrews. Pteropds are a group of molluscs that are free swimming, living in the water column generally near the surface. There are two broad types - those that lack a shell (order Gymnosomata) and those which have a shell (order Thecosomata). The species photographed here is shell-less.
A new identification book ("A guide to stuff you find on the beach") aimed at 6 to 8 year olds was launch on Easter Monday. This guide was the idea of 6 year old Amy Winterbottom and covers the shells, seaweeds and pebbles of the East Anglian coast.
Today saw the official launch of the Evolution Megalab, a project run by the Open University that uses Banded Snails (Cepaea nemoralis and C. hortensis) to study evolution. Find out more about how to get involved.
Zebra mussel (Dreisenna polymorpha) is included in RISC project, funded by Defra. This project aims to get more people involved in collecting records about our non-native species to fine out more about their status.