Recording Marine Life


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Charles Whitworth's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
1 2003-04-06
Wreck of James Fennel - nearby on seabed
On seabed Syngnathus acus
1 2003-05-01
Grove Point, Portland Bill
No further details Scyliorhinus canicula
4 2003-05-11
Reef of Durdle Door, near Lulworth, Dorset
On stony bouldery reef. Labrus mixtus
7 2003-05-11
Reef of Durdle Door, near Lulworth, Dorset
On stony bouldery reef. Labrus bergylta
3 2003-05-11
Reef of Durdle Door, near Lulworth, Dorset
On stony bouldery reef in crevices. Cancer pagurus
1 2003-05-26
Wreck of James Fennel, near Portland
On sandy bottom just settling there. Sepia officinalis
2 2003-05-26
Wreck of James Fennel, near Portland
No further information. Cancer pagurus
P 2003-05-29
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
Several patches Pentapora fascialis
4 2003-05-29
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
Cancer pagurus
6 2003-05-29
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
Labrus mixtus
6 2003-05-29
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
Labrus bergylta
1 2003-05-29
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
Homarus gammarus
1 2003-06-03
Sawtooth Ledges, Lyme Bay.
Scyliorhinus canicula
P 2003-06-03
Sawtooth Ledges, Lyme Bay.
Numerous small specimens some in poor condition. Eunicella verrucosa
4 2003-06-08
Grove Point, Portland Bill
Cancer pagurus
1 2003-06-08
Grove Point, Portland Bill
Scyliorhinus canicula
P 2003-06-08
Grove Point, Portland Bill
Several patches Pentapora fascialis
1 2003-06-15
Reef of Durdle Door, near Lulworth, Dorset
Scyliorhinus canicula
1 2003-06-15
Reef of Durdle Door, near Lulworth, Dorset
Scyliorhinus canicula
1 2003-06-17
Sawtooth Ledges, Lyme Bay
Scyliorhinus canicula
2 2003-06-22
Approximately midway between Plymouth and Eddystone Lighthouse
Swimming at the surface Mola mola
P 2003-06-29
Wreck of the Black Hawk, south of Portland Bill
Small patch Corynactis viridis
3 2003-06-29
Wreck of the Black Hawk, south of Portland Bill
Dicentrarchus labrax
P 2003-07-01
Saw tooth ledges, Lyme Bay
Numerous Eunicella verrucosa
3 2003-07-01
Saw tooth ledges, Lyme Bay
In crevices of ledges. Cancer pagurus
P 2003-07-13
Durdle Door Reef, near Lulworth, Dorset
Patches Pentapora fascialis
P 2003-07-13
Durdle Door Reef, near Lulworth, Dorset
A few Cancer pagurus
P 2003-07-17
Landing craft of White Nothe, Dorset and surrounding seabed
Pentapora fascialis
1 2003-07-17
Landing craft of White Nothe, Dorset and surrounding seabed
Cancer pagurus
4 2003-07-17
Landing craft of White Nothe, Dorset and surrounding seabed
Necora puber
2 2003-07-17
Landing craft of White Nothe, Dorset and surrounding seabed
Maja squinado
P 2003-07-31
Lulworth banks
A few Ctenolabrus rupestris
3 2003-07-31
Lulworth banks
In ledges. Cancer pagurus
6 2003-07-31
Lulworth banks
In ledges. Necora puber
P 2003-07-31
Lulworth banks
Several clumps Pentapora fascialis
2 2003-07-31
Lulworth banks
In crevices on ledges. Homarus gammarus
P 2003-08-03
Worbarrowbay reef near wreck of the Black Hawk, off Portland Bill.
Cancer pagurus
P 2003-08-03
Worbarrowbay reef near wreck of the Black Hawk, off Portland Bill.
Necora puber
3 2003-08-03
Wreck of St Dunstan, Lyme Bay
In wreck Cancer pagurus
P 2003-08-07
Ariels on the west side of Portland Bill
Numerous on extensive mussel beds from 30 m and shallower. Cancer pagurus
6 2003-08-07
Ariels on the west side of Portland Bill
On extensive mussel beds from 30 m and shallower. Necora puber
P 2003-08-07
Ariels on the west side of Portland Bill
Vast beds Mytilus edulis
1 2003-09-09
Saw tooth ledges, Lyme Bay
Scyliorhinus canicula
P 2003-09-11
Reefs of White Nothe, Dorset
Several patches Pentapora fascialis
3 2003-09-11
Reefs of White Nothe, Dorset
Cancer pagurus
1 2003-09-18
Near the wreck of the St Chamond, North Cornwall
Scyliorhinus canicula
P 2003-09-17
Raglan Reef, Manacles, Cornwall
Numerous Corynactis viridis
P 2003-09-17
Raglan Reef, Manacles, Cornwall
Numerous Marthasterias glacialis
F 2003-09-17
Raglan Reef, Manacles, Cornwall
No further information given. Metridium senile
P 2003-09-17
Raglan Reef, Manacles, Cornwall
Numerous Antedon bifida
2 2003-10-19
Chesil Cove, Dorset (location has been estimated as none given on recording form)
Syngnathus acus
2 2003-10-19
Chesil Cove, Dorset (location has been estimated as none given on recording form)
Homarus gammarus
P 2003-07-18
Portland Harbour (location has been taken as middle as none given on recording form)
Many not that big. Cancer pagurus
3 2003-07-18
Portland Harbour (location has been taken as middle as none given on recording form)
Small. Sepia officinalis
1 2002-07-14
Black Hawk, Worbarrow Bay, Dorset
Zeus faber
P 2002-07-27
Kyarra, Dorset
several seen on and amongst wreck Cancer pagurus
2 2002-06-02
Betsy Anna, Dorset
Cancer pagurus
1 2002-07-27
Kyarra, Dorset
Scyliorhinus canicula
F 2002-10-11
Reef of Durdle door, Lulworth
Pentapora fascialis
1 2002-10-06
Reefs off Durdle Door
Ciocalypta penicillus
1 2002-10-06
Reef off Lulworth Cove
Axinella dissimilis
1 2002-09-28 British Inventor
British Inventor wreck on Adamant Shoal, Dorset
seen swimming slowly just above the wreck, some current flowing (0.5 knot) Zeus faber
2 2002-06-23 St Dunstan
St Dunstan, Lyme Bay
Cancer pagurus
P 2002-08-04 The Shambles
The Shambles, West of Portland, Dorset
mostly fairly small Cancer pagurus
1 2002-09-28 British Inventor
British Inventor wreck on Adamant Shoal, Dorset
Necora puber
2 2002-06-23 Lyme bay
Hign Ground, Lyme Bay
two sleeping in a crevice Scyliorhinus canicula
1 2002-10-11
Reef of Durdle door, Lulworth
Scyliorhinus canicula
1 2002-09-28 British Inventor
British Inventor wreck on Adamant Shoal, Dorset
Ctenolabrus rupestris