THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021 AT 5:45 PM
TALK: In the Company of Seahorses
Dorset Diving Services
Steve Trewhella is a diver and photographer, specialising in the photography of British marine life above and below the waves. He is also a keen naturalist with a particular interest in the coast and sea. When not diving he enjoys beachcombing, rock pooling and recording strandline and coastal invertebrates. His beachcombing finds include several new species records for the UK and new information about the ecology and distribution of animals and plants endemic to beach strandlines. Steve met Julie Hatcher, his co-author, in 2004 when they have organised projects to record pink sea fan skeletons on Chesil Beach, long-haul litter and strandline invertebrates as well as carrying out dive surveys on seahorses and stalked jellyfish in their local area. They married in 2013 and live on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.
Seahorses are instantly recognisable and have been a part of our culture for millennia, yet we still know very little about these enigmatic creatures. Steve Trewhella and Julie Hatcher have spent hundreds of hours in British waters observing native seahorses, witnessing at first hand how they behave in the wild, and how they interact with the other plants and animals in their underwater realm. With stunning photography, In the Company of Seahorses paints a rich picture of a mysterious world amongst swaying seagrass and colourful seaweeds. The accompanying text is packed with personal anecdotes describing the authors’ journey of discovery, illustrating for the first time the secretive lives of these elusive animals in British waters. By sharing one couple’s passion for an entrancing ocean icon, this book aims to inspire, inform and create a better understanding of the seahorse and its often vulnerable habitats around the British coastline.
The talk is open for anyone and everyone of all ages - divers, non-divers, club members and non-club members
Non-Club Members £5
Club Member FREE
All money will be distributed between DDS and our guest
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