Hi fellow shellers! It was really wonderful to have so many people at our last meeting. I think we got up to 36 people. If we keep that up we'll have to go for the bigger room! Margaret is going to share more of the Antarctic with us next meeting. She'll be sharing more about the shells. I may share a little bit of the Caribbean shell problems but we'll see how we go for time! Any special finds please bring them into share. And remember our Auction is Saturday 16th (the first Saturday after our Club Meeting). It's always such good fun. We have a group coming up from Wellington specially for the occasion!
Oh! And for those of you who haven't heard I'm back teaching full time until the end of the year at Churchill Park School. I must be crazy!
Looking forward to seeing you all on the 12 June.
Seeking shells in the southern ocean
Heather found an excess of penguins but what about the shells?
Margaret Morley will present the saga of obtaining collecting permits, why Antarctica has so few shells in shallow water, and explain how limpets travel over 1 km from the shore. We will learn why some of the species look so familiar. Hear and see the marine diversity present in the Falkland Islands.
Guaranteed to be another exciting and informative evening. We invite all members to attend and bring along friends and family on the night of Tuesday, 12th June 2007 at Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Avenue, Epsom. You are welcome to arrive from 7:00 pm with the meeting commencing at 7:30 pm. Supper provided.
Please bring along shells from South America and/or estuarine or fresh water shells.
Auckland Museum Institue Chair
We have now received confirmation from the Auckland Museum Institute Council and Trust Board of "our" chair - Number H9! Thank you to those members who will be attending the chair donor event.
Margaret Morley would like a live specimen of Struthiolaria papulosa. This is required for DNA researchers. They sometimes wash up alive after a storm or surface through the low tide sand as the tide turns. If one is found it should be placed in the deep freeze. Please telephone Margaret on (09) 576 8323 if you can assist.
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