Tag Archive for 'Channel islands'

Northern gannets on Les Etacs off the coast of Alderney may focus on different areas in search for food

July 1st, 2011 by Louise Soanes

A recent pilot project conducted by the University of Liverpool, with the support of the Alderney Wildlife Trust, The British Trust for Ornithologists and funded by the Alderney Commission for Renewable Energy (ACRE) attached GPS data loggers to 23 gannets, Morus bassanus, breeding on Les Etacs, Alderney. Within six days 17 loggers had been retrieved, […]

Coast Media publish guide to the delightful coastal walks of the Channel Islands

July 1st, 2011 by Coast Media

The Channel Island map specialists Coast Media have published a unique guide that covers the Channel Islands’ best coastal walking routes. “The Channel Island Way” is a beautifully illustrated book on the 110 mile walking route that brings together all the best coastal walks in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. The guide, with words […]

British Irish Council ministers sign agreement to co-operate in an All Islands Approach to develop marine renewable energy resources

June 20th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

Ministers from the British Isles, Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man signed up to a historic deal on 20 June 2011 to cooperate on exploiting the major wind and marine resource in and around the islands. The states involved agreed to co-operate in the All Islands Approach to energy at the British […]

Marine worms light up foot prints

May 17th, 2011 by Dr. Paul Chambers

A friend reported recently that his footprints glowed when walking at night on a beach on the south-east coast of Jersey. When the sediment (a poorly sorted gravelly sand) was disturbed, there were a series of brief but bright pinpoints of light, some of which glowed for a few seconds. If the sediment was kicked […]

Ernst & Young Cleantech breakfast seminar at OGH in St. Peter Port on 3 November 2010

October 27th, 2010 by Ernst and Young LLP

With the ever escalating strain on natural resources the reasons to turn to alternative solutions are rapidly increasing. At Ernst & Young we are passionate about the Cleantech sector and have recently established our global Cleantech Center of Excellence to bring together a worldwide network of subject-matter professionals. Cleantech encompasses a diverse range of innovative […]

Minutes of the Jersey Climate Action Network meeting on 31 August 2010

September 1st, 2010 by Jeremy Harris

Jersey Climate Action Network held their monthly meeting on 31 August 2010 at the Frances Le Sueur Centre, Les Mielles, St. Ouen, Jersey. Present: 16 people were present, including Maria Barnicoat, Francis Binney, Mark Forskitt, Jeremy Harris, Hazel Jones, Nigel Jones, Roger Jones, Caroline Leach, Jo McAllister, Nick Palmer, Ruth Rolls, Joy Thompson, and Bob […]

Cornish blackfish, Centrolophus medusophagus, caught off Lihou Island on 19 June 2010

June 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Cornish blackfish, Centrolophus medusophagus, is a poorly known fish.  It is not uncommon at a depth of over 200 to 300 metres.  It is caught by trawlers working out of the west coast of Ireland, but to find one in a gill net set in 20 feet of water to the south of Lihou […]

Tidal Power in Guernsey

June 16th, 2010 by Andrew Casebow

Tidal energy has been the subject of considerable hype in recent years. The raw energy of the tides is something that we can all see but turning that power into usable electricity will be expensive and is still some years in the future. The devices that will make it possible have not yet been proven […]

Channel Islands Environment Email List

March 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The CIenviron email list shares information about the wildlife of the British Channel Islands. This group discusses the natural history of the British Channel Islands. It provides a forum to pose questions and find answers about the terrestrial and marine environment of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and the other islands that make up the […]

MCS and Finding Sanctuary provide seminar on Marine Protected Areas in Guernsey on 8 April 2009

April 14th, 2009 by Alderney Wildlife Trust

The Alderney Wildlife Trust prepared notes on the MPA seminar, which Dr. Jean-Luc Solandt, Biodiversity Conservation Officer for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), and Tom Hooper, Project Manager for Finding Santuary spoke at a seminar on Marine Protected Areas on 8 April 2009.  These notes have been prepared by the Alderney Wildlife Trust. Dr Solandt’s […]