Previous talks

Below are the titles of previous talks. Please click on the link to see its flyer

The flyer for the inaugural meeting is here

Zoom talks

  1. “The Fabulous Creatures of the Rocky Shores of south Devon” by Toby Sherwin and Mike Puleston (20 Feb 2020). Flyer
  2. “A Natural History of Seabed Habitats off South Devon” by Keith Hiscock, MBA, Plymouth (20 Oct 2020). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  3. “Devon’s Crabs” by Jack Sewell, MBA, Plymouth (12 Dec 2020). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube will go here. Flyer here.
  4. “South Devon: Climate Change Hotspot” by Nova Mieszkowska, MBA, Plymouth and University of Liverpool (19 Jan 2021). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  5. “South Devon’s Birds of Coast and Estuary” by Pete Stevens, Ornithologist, Ecologist and Naturetrek leader (23 Feb 2021). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  6. “Nursehound eggs: how long do they take to hatch” by John Hepburn, Citizen Scientist (23 Mar 2021). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  7. “Shore Fish of South West England” by Douglas Herdson (27 May 2021). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  8. “An Introduction to Nudibranch in South Devon”  by Tamsyn Mann, Local Torbay SCUBA diver (27 Apr 2021). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  9. “Making Marine Protected Areas work in Devon & Cornwall” by Jean-Luc Solandt, Principal Specialist for MPAs, Marine Conservation Society (20 Oct 2021). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  10. “The Importance of Limpet Grazing in Structuring Rocky Shores” by Prof Steve Hawkins University of Southampton and MBA (23 Nov 2021). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  11. “Coastal plankton of south Devon” by David Conway, Associate Fellow, MBA (14th Dec 2021). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here. Note: by mistake the recording was started about 30 minutes into the talk and so, unlike other recordings the questions are included instead.
  12. “The Grandfather of Rockpooling” by Roger Wotton, Emeritus Professor of Biology at UCL (1st Feb 2022). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  13. “Lichen Zonation of the Rocky Shore” by Nathan Chrismas, PDRA Cunliffe Lab, MBA, Plymouth (1 Mar 2022). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  14. “Intertidal Sea Slugs” by Heather Buttivant, Writer, educator and conservationist (19 April 2022). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  15. “Shoreline Secrets” by Matt Slater, Marine Conservation Officer, Cornwall Wildlife Trust (10 May 2022). Zoom talk. Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  16. “Species Associated with Pacific Oyster Reefs in the Southwest”, by Belle Heaton, University of Plymouth (11 Oct 2022). Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  17. “Marine life highlights (and lowlights) along South Devon in 2022”, by Keith Hiscock, Marine Biological Association (6 Dec 2022). Link to Youtube here.
  18. “Save our Seagrass: working together to protect this unique coastal habitat”, by Tracey Hamston, Conservation Officer for the Wild Planet Trust (11 Jan 2023). Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.
  19. “The Shoreline ‘Family Tree’: How are shoreline organisms related to each other?”, by Robert Morgan, Environmental Science Lecturer (ret’d), University of South Wales and SoSD Treasurer (16 Feb 2023). Link to Youtube here. Flyer here.

Live Talks:

  1. “The Seal Project” by Sarah Greenslade, Co Founder of the Seal Project. Talk given at Royal Torbay Yacht Club on 14 April 2022. No recording. Flyer here.
  2. “Our South Devon ANOB Estuaries” by Nigel Mortimer, Estuaries Officer, South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Talk given at Royal Torbay Yacht Club on 19 May 2022. No recording. Flyer here.
  3. ” Every picture tells a story…and asks a question!” Portraying the intriguing behaviour of our marine animals, by Paul Naylor. Talk to AGM 2022 at Royal Torbay Yacht Club on 17 November 2022. No recording. Flyer here.
  4. “Devon’s Coastal Geology”, by Jenny Bennett, Vice-chair of the Devonshire Association’s Geology Section. Talk given at Royal Torbay Yacht Club on 23rd March 2023. No recording. Flyer here.