Recording Marine Life


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Paul Tyler's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
approx 5 to 10 per metre of strandline 2008-10-05 Mealasta beach
Mealista beach. W coast of Lewis
freshly washed up along HW strandline - more seen on other nearby beaches Velella velella
1 2009-08-22 Vacasay, Isle of Lewis
A small reef to the west of vacasay, min depth 5m, drops on N side to about 15m.
Large living specimen found at base of underwater cliff (c. 35cm long). Got a decent photo but it took fright and swam off. Got good video of it swimming away. Can send photo if you like (video is 8.5Mb, you can have that too if you want) Balistes capriscus
Trigger fish 2009-08-22 Vacasay, Isle of Lewis
A small reef to the west of vacasay, min depth 5m, drops on N side to about 15m.
1 large (35cm) specimen found at foot of underwater cliff (15m depth). I have photo and video Balistes capriscus
1 2009-08-22 West Loch Roag, Lewis
Foot of a 15m underwater cliff in W Loch Roag, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.
c. 35-40cm long. I have 1 photo and also short video clip of it swimming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Mi5U6X_d8 Balistes capriscus