Recording Marine Life


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Paul Gilson's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
2 2005-06
Red Sands Towers, Thames Estuary
Fished from 35-40 foot depth. Rissoides desmaresti
Present 2005
Under Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea. Exact location not given.
Caught under Southend Pier. Labrus bergylta
Present 2005
Under Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea. Exact location not given.
Caught under Southend Pier. Labrus mixtus
Present 2005
Under Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea. Exact location not given.
Caught under Southend Pier. Spondyliosoma cantharus
Present 2005
Thames Estuary
Seen all over the Thames Estuary, more smaller specimens than usual (<4inches). Exact location not pinpointed. Alosa alosa
Present 2005
Thames Estuary
Seen all over the Thames Estuary, from inshore to the outer parts of the estuary. All sizes. Exact location not pinpointed. Alosa fallax
Present 2005
Southend foreshore, Southend-on-Sea
Large amounts seen over the past 3-4 years along the foreshore and in the creeks and backwaters. Crassostrea gigas
Present 2005
River Crouch, north of Southend-on-Sea.
Large crabs seen in the River Crouch. Exact location not pinpointed. Maja squinado
2 2005
Long Sands sandbank, Thames Estuary.
Caught while gillnetting in under 10 feet of water, all returned to sea. Exact location not pinpointed. Dermochelys coriacea