Recording Marine Life


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John Hepburn's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
1 2004-07-26 Lizard
South East of Lizard, approx 3 miles (lat/long estimated).
Lying flat in water during two close approaches then turned upright to swim off and dive. Mola mola
20 - 30 2004-07-26 St Mary's Channel
South of St Mary's Channel, Scillies, approx 5 miles (lat/long estimated).
Pod initially seen under flock of gannets diving for fish. It broke off to circle the yacht and ride the bow wave for about 5 minutes before dispersing. Delphinus delphis
1 2007-06-17 Rame Head
Approx 1'.0 SE Rame Head, Cornwall.
Mola mola
30+ 2009-09-20 Wembury Point
Elevated rockpool to
On walls of rockpool Aiptasia mutabilis
2 2009-09-20 Wembury Point
Elevated rockpool to
In cave in the S corner of rockpool Gobius cobitis
Occasional 5 - 40% 2009-09-29 West Mud
West side of river Tamar, opposite dockyard, between Millbrook and St John\'s Lake
In mud/gravel patches between the eelgrass Cerastoderma edule
Occasional 5 - 40% 2009-09-29 West Mud
West side of river Tamar, opposite dockyard, between Millbrook and St John\'s Lake
In mud/gravel patches between the eelgrass Crassostrea gigas
Occasional 5 - 40% 2009-09-29 West Mud
West side of river Tamar, opposite dockyard, between Millbrook and St John\'s Lake
In mud/gravel patches between the eelgrass Mytilus edulis
Occasional 5 - 40% 2009-09-29 West Mud
West side of river Tamar, opposite dockyard, between Millbrook and St John\'s Lake
In mud/gravel patches between the eelgrass Cereus pedunculatus
Rare 2009-09-29 West Mud
West side of river Tamar, opposite dockyard, between Millbrook and St John\'s Lake
In mud/gravel patches between the eelgrass Carcinus maenas
Common >50% 2009-09-29 West Mud
West side of river Tamar, opposite dockyard, between Millbrook and St John\'s Lake
Swam over 50m square without finding the edge of the bed Zostera noltii
10 2009-12-16 Wembury Point
SE of Plymouth Sound. Gully beyond end of old slipway
On open rock in the low intertidal. Actinothoe sphyrodeta