Thursday, 31 March 2011

Enormous Thanks (Manta Fund Raiser)

Many Hands Make Light Work.

Last week, three marine conservation organisations came together to bring about a memorable night in the company of Martin Clunes to watch his documentary about the beauty of manta rays and also the threats that they face from increasing targetted activity from fishermen.
After the screening in stunning BluRay, Martin was interviewed by writer Tim Ecott. Mr Clunes was a superb laugh as we would all expect, and the mood was set for the ensuing raffle and Auction which raised an unexpectedly generous amount; a shade over eight thousand pounds.
It is often telling on all of our characters when we see daily, the negative impact of human activity on our oceans. On the night of the 24th March 2011 it was particularly encouraging to see the positive energy brought to the May Fair cinema to do something positive.
Bite Back, The Marine Megafauna Foundation and the Pacific Elasmobranch Foundation all greatly appreciate your support at this event and for our work.

We would like to especially thank: The May Fair Hotel, All of our sponsors who are all listed on the link below, as well as Jamie Watts who donated his beautiful marine life artwork, and of course, Martin Clunes and Tim Ecott for their valuable time on the night.

See the Thank You mailer Here

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

LIDS Stand 329

Come and see us at LIDS 2011. We will be on Stand 329 and will be offering show discount on some of our itineraries for 2011.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Full Moon

I am often fascinated by the moon and its effect on our oceans. It would seem that there is considerable influence by it over our manta rays, or at least an influence over the reasons why they come close to our sites...
Last night the moon as said to be larger that it has been for 20 years, some 14% larger and 30% brighter. Whatever the facts, it certainly was a magical moment being out there on a freezing cold downland taking these images.

Friday, 11 March 2011

I feel another post coming on...

I've been a bit quiet lately, formulating my thoughts about a variety of issues, but I am quite sure there is something decent about to pop out of my ear via my fingers...
In the meanwhile this is worthy of one minute of your time...