Recording Marine Life


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penny martin's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
1,000's 12/07/2011 Firth Bay, Orkney
Shallow tidal sea water bay, 1 to 6m deep, kelp plants, eel grass meadows, sand/mud bottom
There were thousands of them drifting by, beautifully irridescent. Long stalks trailing. Pleurobrachia pileus
3 17/07/2011 The Lash, Orphir, Orkney
Rocky shore with kelp forests and other seaweeds in Scapa Flow
Climbing around in kelp... approx 3 m deep Hyas araneus
20+ 17/07/2011 The Lash, Orphir, Orkney
Rocky shore with kelp forests and other seaweeds in Scapa Flow
high up on kelp plants and on sandy bottom Echinus esculentus
200+ 17/07/2011 The Lash, Orphir, Orkney
Rocky shore with kelp forests and other seaweeds in Scapa Flow
on rocks in shallow water 1 to 2 m Cerianthus lloydii
1,000 plus 07/08/2011 Skipi geo, Birsay, Orkney
Rocky headland,
on rocks in strong currents ... all sizes from size of 2p coin to larger than my fist Actinia equina
1 07/08/2011 Skipi geo, Birsay, Orkney
Rocky headland,
Dead without tentacles, vivid blue Cyanea lamarckii
100+ 01/04/2012 Deer sound, Orkney
sandy bay , eel grass, kelp forest, maerl bed
large sponge sheets with pronounced "volcanos" Halichondria (Halichondria) panicea
20+ 01/04/2012 Deer sound, Orkney
sandy bay , eel grass, kelp forest, maerl bed
Botryllus schlosseri
200+ 01/04/2012 Deer sound, Orkney
sandy bay , eel grass, kelp forest, maerl bed
very tiny from 4 cm downwards Aurelia aurita
10 01/04/2012 Deer sound, Orkney
sandy bay , eel grass, kelp forest, maerl bed
Urticina felina
500+ 01/04/2012 Deer sound, Orkney
sandy bay , eel grass, kelp forest, maerl bed
Ascidiella aspersa
500+ 01/04/2012 Deer sound, Orkney
sandy bay , eel grass, kelp forest, maerl bed
Dendrodoa grossularia
200+ 01/04/2012 Deer sound, Orkney
sandy bay , eel grass, kelp forest, maerl bed
Aequipecten opercularis
200+ 01/04/2012 Deer sound, Orkney
sandy bay , eel grass, kelp forest, maerl bed
Pecten maximus
1 31/03/2012 2nd Barrier, Orkney
on sand alongside the 2nd churchill Barrier.
approx 10 cm Sepietta oweniana
20 01/10/2011 Echna Bay, Orkney
sheltered bay in Scapa Flow, pebbly/sandy bottom
Many empty tests ...... some live ones visible on the bottom Echinocardium cordatum