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BSoUP Meeting - April 2006

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The April BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday 19 April in Lecture Theatre 201, Skempton Building, Civil Engineering Building, Imperial College at 7.45 for an 8 p.m. start. Full details of the temporary location on the website at

[Note: The Holland Club is temporarily closed during April and May].


Jane is a popular and enthusiastic member of the BSoUP committee, and also online editor at Dive Magazine. She has been diving since 1991 and to Borneo and the Philippines with Coral Cay Conservation, latterly as expedition leader. Jane discovered underwater photography during a trip to the Southern Red Sea in 2001 and was instantly, irrevocably hooked.

Jane is passionate about photography, the Red Sea, indeed about life itself! She will use many of her beautiful, colourful photographs - the results of various trips to the Gulf of Aqaba in recent years, to demonstrate the photographic potential in that area. She will describe her favourite locations and what to find there together with how and when to photograph particular creatures or scenes.


Electronic entries to - please don't email individual committee members. Also please use . JPG files - no Powerpoint please. Entries can be brought along on the evening as usual.


Finland's coastal waters are typically considered cold, murky, desolate and devoid of interesting life, offering only dull algae and the most common fish species seen at any fish market.

Jukka Nurminen
Jukka Nurminen

The truth is rather different as beneath the waves thrives a diverse ecosystem of hundreds of species of algae, invertebrates and fish, in which all of the major oceanic species groups are represented - sometimes in breathtaking shoals several thousands strong. The archipelago swarms with life and is one of Finland's richest and most vibrant national landscapes.

For all its abundance, the Archipelago Sea is also mysterious and presents only brief time periods when underwater visibility is good enough to capture images of its true nature and diverse landscapes. In Winter, the ice cover in the northern Gulf of Bothnia is about 70cm thick, when more ice is crushed against this pack ice is formed. Jukka delves under the pack ice to show us the beauty of green and red to blue and yellow colours. 'Like photographing the pack ice under the Northern Lights' is how Jukka describes it. The colours are very challenging to capture on film, but Jukka gives it a valiant, if chilly, go!

Jukka, an Economics undergraduate and Finnish Special Forces mine clearance diver has spent over a decade photographing tropical sea ecosystems and has discovered an additional passion for Finland's underwater natural world. He is twice winner of the Finnish underwater photography award. Nurminen's work has been published in several Finnish magazines and international diving media publications. He has also spoken at the annual Ocean Optics 'Visions
in the Sea' festival in London.

Gill McDonald

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