Recording Marine Life


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Chris Bunney's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
2 2003-08-02
About 40m from shore at Caryln Bay.
On flat sandy bottom. One dead and one alive. Maja squinado
20 2003-08-10
Rocky reef just outside and to the west of Rock harbour mouth. Depth of aprox 19m
Many in pairs - looked like they were mating (one on top of another). Necora puber
20 2003-08-11
Wreck of the "Canton" aprox half a mile south of Fowey harbour mouth.
Approx 5-6 male (with the blue markings). Labrus mixtus
P 2003-08-11
Wreck of the "Canton" aprox half a mile south of Fowey harbour mouth.
50+ mostly growing on plates upon the wreck Alcyonium digitatum
1 2003-08-11
Wreck of the "Canton" aprox half a mile south of Fowey harbour mouth.
Sitting on bottom on some rock with kelp on it. Aprox 6-8 inches long. Sepia officinalis
1 2004-01-04
"The Fields" - aprox 1 mile SSE of Dodman Point, Cornwall.
Sitting on reef. approx 10-12 inches long. Syngnathus acus
1 2004-01-04
"The Fields" - aprox 1 mile SSE of Dodman Point, Cornwall.
Approx 10 inches wide. Sitting on edge of reef. Cancer pagurus
P 2004-01-04
"The Fields" - aprox 1 mile SSE of Dodman Point, Cornwall.
Hundreds covering verical sides of reef. Corynactis viridis
20 2004-01-04
"The Fields" - aprox 1 mile SSE of Dodman Point, Cornwall.
Various sizes upto about 9 inches across. Pentapora fascialis
100 2004-01-04
"The Fields" - aprox 1 mile SSE of Dodman Point, Cornwall.
Upto about 12-14 inches high. Eunicella verrucosa