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We're off to Rùm...!

Monday, 13 July 2015 15:13 [ Molluscs ]

In five days time, we shall be heading up to the Western Highlands off Scotland, and taking a ferry to the Inner Hebridean island of Rùm. There we'll be joining colleagues from Scottish consultancy Caledonian Conservation, to carry out invertebrate surveys for Scottish Natural Heritage... Read more...


Rare snail shows up on Portland

Monday, 26 November 2012 13:07 [ Molluscs ]

We're engaged in lots of non-marine mollusc work at the moment; some of it relating to professional projects; some of it simply in the name of voluntary biological recording. Winter is a time for compiling all those species records collected throughout the year, and sending them off to the... Read more...


SNH announces national pearl mussel survey

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:31 [ Molluscs ]

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced its intention to a carry out a survey of freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) across Scotland. It is currently seeking tenders from suitably-qualified contractors, to perform the survey in 2013 and 2014.

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Scottish snail survey success

Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:07 [ Molluscs ]

CGO Ecology has won a contract with Caledonian Conservation Ltd to provide mollusc surveys of four Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Scotland.

The sites - Alvie, Cairngorms, Crathie Wood, and Eastern Cairngorms - will be surveyed during 2013, by sampling a range of... Read more...


Freshwater pearl mussel catastrophe

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 21:30 [ Molluscs ]

Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust, has reported that England's largest population of freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) has been devastated by lowered water levels.

Low outflow levels from Ennerdale Water Reservoir in Cumbria reduced flow in the ... Read more...


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Susan Ross, Frankham Farm, Ryme Intrinseca


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