Recording Marine Life


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Judith Oakley's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
abundant 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
under rocks Porcellana platycheles
common 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
many mating pairs under rocks Necora puber
occasional 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
under overhangs on shore and in pools Homarus gammarus
occasional 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
under a few large overhangs Alcyonium digitatum
2 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
under overhang Tethya aurantium
1 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
large specimen feeding in rockpool Aplysia punctata
abundant 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
on seaweeds eg F seratus and kelps Hemimycale columella
common 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
on rocks and wracks Botrylloides leachii
common 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
on rocks and wracks/kelps Botryllus schlosseri
abundant 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
plentiful on sand and in pools Asterias rubens
3 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
under boulders Trivia monacha
5 2007-09-29
Oxwich Point, Gower
under rocks Trivia monacha
1 2007-09-29
Oxwich Point, Gower
large one under boulder Ciliata mustela
5 2007-09-29
Oxwich Point, Gower
under rocks, 1 male with eggs Nerophis lumbriciformis
5 2007-09-29
Oxwich Point, Gower
in crevices Cancer pagurus
abundant 2007-09-29
Oxwich Point, Gower
on and in rocks Cliona celata
1 2007-09-27
Right hand side of Newton Point, below trecco bay caravan park, near Porthcawl, S Wales
Below orange breadcrumb sponge on rock side, its orange body was visible Diodora graeca
1 2007-09-30
On Rest Bay beach, nr Porthcawl, washed up on sand
Washed up dead. Specimen brought by man to Kenfig national nature reserve on 3/10/07. Passed on to me to identify. photo available Capros aper
1 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
young specimen under rock in rockpool Homarus gammarus
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
orange and purplish varieties of all sizes Asterias rubens
occasional 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
on sides of rocks Balanus perforatus
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
on rocks Dilsea carnosa
frequent under rocks 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
Pisidia longicornis
frequent 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
under rocks Porcellana platycheles
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
rockpools Actinia equina
frequent 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
in pools - all grey variety Anemonia viridis
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
under rocks in pools Palaemon serratus
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
mussel beds amongst rocks Mytilus edulis
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
on and in all rocks Cliona celata
rare 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
on rocks Osilinus lineatus
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
on rocks and in pools Gibbula umbilicalis
common 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
in crevices and amongst seaweeds Littorina saxatilis
common 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
amongst and on seaweeds Littorina obtusata
2 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
under boulder Ciliata mustela
abundant 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
on concrete coastal defence of breakwater Balanus perforatus
abundant 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
plus eggs under overhangs on breakwater Nucella lapillus
3 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
on bare rock Crepidula fornicata
ocasional 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
in few rockpools Chondrus crispus
abundant 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
all over concrete sea defences of breakwater and stones next to rivermouth Sabellaria alveolata
abundant 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
one large bed on stones next to rivermouth Mytilus edulis
abundant 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
under overhangs on concrete of breakwater. red and green ones. Actinia equina
abundant 2008-01-24 Oxwich Point
Oxwich bay and Oxwich Point
on boulders and rocks Balanus perforatus
rare 2008-01-24 Oxwich Point
Oxwich bay and Oxwich Point
1 feeding in freshwater runoff stream on sand Carcinus maenas
abundant 2008-01-24 Oxwich Point
Oxwich bay and Oxwich Point
across sandy shore Lanice conchilega
rare 2008-01-24 Oxwich Point
Oxwich bay and Oxwich Point
1 found next to its burrow on sandy shore. First time i have ever encountered this species on shore. Male with long pincers. Goneplax rhomboides
rare 2008-01-24 Oxwich Point
Oxwich bay and Oxwich Point
1 found under boulder. It was covered in orange sponge. Inachus dorsettensis
1 2006-04-11
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot
South-claw hermit crab. First time I have ever seen one and it has taken til 2008 to identify! Diogenes pugilator
1 2007-12-09
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot
half in sand and half out. Identified by large left claw. Only second time to have seen one. Diogenes pugilator
3 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
under overhangs and boulders Trivia monacha
1 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
under seaweed in pool. First time to see one in rockpool. Crenilabrus melops
occasional 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
in surge gulleys with sandy bottom Urticina felina
abundant 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
many small ones under stones and boulders clustering together Asterias rubens
abundant 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
under boulders in big groups Porcellana platycheles
frequent 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
under rocks Lipophrys pholis
common 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
plus eggs under rocks and overhangs Nucella lapillus
1 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
small specimen under overhang Alcyonium digitatum
1 2006-04-01
ABERAFAN BEACH, PORT TALBOT
I INDIVIDUAL LOCATED UNDER OVERHANG ON BREAKWATER Crepidula fornicata
25 2006-08-26
e.g. South coast of Lindisfarne, near the harbour.
FOUND IN 10 MINUTE SEARCH, ALL ATTACHED TO EMPTY NECKLACE SHELLS ON THE SAND Crepidula fornicata
1 2007-04-09 Port Eynon
PORT-EYNON POINT, GOWER
INDIVIDUAL ATTACHED TO ROCK Crepidula fornicata
1 2007-05-16 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
INDIVIDUAL ATTACHED TO ROCK Crepidula fornicata
1 2007-05-16 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
Attached to rock Crassostrea gigas
12 2007-09-27
NEWTON POINT, PORTHCAWL
INDIVIDUALS FOUND IN 20 MINUTE SEARCH, ALL ATTACHED TO ROCKS OR EACH OTHER Crepidula fornicata
3 DD/MM/YYYY
Aberavon Sands
Stack of 3 Crepidula fornicata
2 2008-06-03 Worm's Head
Worm's Head Causeway, Gower, South Wales
laying spawn on rock in rockpool Onchidoris bilamellata
over 50 2008-08-06 Oxwich beach
Oxwich beach, Gower
stranded on sand and many others washing in with tide Pleurobrachia pileus
1 2008-07-06
Aberafan Beach, Port Talbot, south
attached to Hinia reticulata shell. First time I have observed this. Crepidula fornicata
abundant 2008-07
Newton Point, Porthcawl on sandy shore
washed up on sand and in pools Alcyonidium diaphanum
1 2008-07-22 Mumbles Head
Mumbles Head, Mumbles on rocky headland to right of lighthouse
small specimen under rock overhang Styela clava