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For its 16th year, the Ross-on-Wye Science Society presents a forum of entertaining lectures, discussions and scientific facts.

The next meeting of the new 2016-17 season will be held on

Wednesday Evening - 1st March 2017 at 7.30 pm

 Members and guests, remember entrance is free to students and school pupils.

Subject Speaker Synopsis


Pink Sea Fans (Eunicella verrucosa) as Indicators of the Spatial Efficacy of Marine Protected Areas in Southwest UK Coastal Waters



Dr Jean-Luc Solandt

Principal Specialist, MPAs

ReefCheck Course Director



Recent studies have demonstrated the utility of integrating ‘citizen science’ data into mainstream scientific analysis, particularly where broad-scale spatial patterns of distribution are required. The pink seafan coral Eunicella verrucosa grows attached to ‘hard’ substrate, and therefore acts as a surrogate for the distribution of rocky reef, or reef-associated biotopes. The UK and Ireland volunteer diver programme ‘Seasearch’ has been recording the distribution of the pink seafan for over a decade throughout Irish, Welsh and southwest English coasts.

 The Society Meets in Castle Lodge Hotel at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the Month

The hotel has its own car park.

Chairman: Norman Pomfret 01989 565948

Secretary: Jan Falkiner 01989 720539

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