Recording Marine Life


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Paul Parsons's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
3 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
3 males seen repeatedly in the same positions. Cyclopterus lumpus
1000+ 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Small size at the moment but will grow in the next couple of months then become absent during the summer. All over the seabed. Sabella pavonina
1 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Just drifting by. Pleurobrachia pileus
10+ 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Seen feeding on the Lifeboat legs. Numbers have increased over the last few years. They are now a common occurance. Trivia monacha
12 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
In pairs and singly, laying eggs. Colours vary from pure white to mottled brown. Acanthodoris pilosa
10+ 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Usually seen beneath the Lifeboat station. Necora puber
2 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Laying montionless on the seabed. Mature size. Syngnathus acus
100+ 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Many just off the beach in the sand/rock area. Spread throughout the area. Anemonia viridis
1000+ 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Many empty shells disguise the many living clusters. Crepidula fornicata
3 2003-04-06 Selsey
Clay/sandstone wall just to the left os Selsey Lifeboat station, West Sussex.
3 males seen in the same spots over a 3 week period.Tucked into sheltered parts of the wall. All within 10m of each other. Seen at this spot this time last year. Have seen others in this area in 1999. Cyclopterus lumpus
2 2003-04-06 Selsey
Clay/sandstone wall just to the left os Selsey Lifeboat station, West Sussex.
Always dozens Anemonia viridis
1 2002-06-02 Worthing Lumps
Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex.
Photo taken of animal. Depth: 12.5m, Temperature: 15oC. Aslia lefevrei
2 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Found two males guarding egg masses. One male was between two egg patches, one was golden yellow the other was bright white. This male had dappled markings with pale red/orange colouring. The other male was a pale green/yellow. Both fish inactive, sat next to eggs. Undisturbed by my presence and photography. Cyclopterus lumpus
30+ 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Very clean and open. Different sizes Urticina felina
100+ 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Every where around the seabed. Mostly pale green with purple tips. Many are accompanied by sponge covered spider crabs. Anemonia viridis
100+ 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Mostly small sizes at the moment. Colouring whitish. Sabella pavonina
1 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Single, adult size, wrapped around sponge on Station legs Pholis gunnellus
20 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Scattered around the rubble beneath the lifeboat station. Necora puber
50 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Unusually out in the open and the right way up! Galathea squamifera
3 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Labrus bergylta
3 2002-06-29
The wreck of the James Egan Layne, Whitsand Bay,
Swimming along side of wreck over seabed. Hovering/hiding under wreckage. Zeus faber
3 2002-06-29 James Egan Layne
The wreck of the James Egan Layne, Whitsand Bay,
Swimming along side of wreck over seabed. Hovering/hiding under wreckage. Zeus faber
Two very large clusters (100's), dozens of smaller GB 2006-12-03
Worthing Beach (East)
Two large buoys washed ashore. Various plastic crates and broken wooden pallets. A spray can and a glass bottle all had Goose barnacles attached. Lepas anatifera
Single dead creature 2006-12-05
West of the roundabout by Sea lane cafe
Washed up on the strand line Velella velella
30 or so small barnacles on pallette wood. Large cluster on a buoy c200?. 2006-12-05
West of the roundabout by Sea lane cafe
Lepas anatifera
100s. Not a mass stranding but wherever you stopped you could find them. 2006-12-08
Goring beach at the bottom of Aldsworth avenue
Fresh?, still blue and fleshy. Found on top of the weed and debris of the strand line.4-6cm in length. Velella velella
Two bunches of approx 20-30 creatures 2006-12-08
Goring beach at the bottom of Aldsworth avenue
found on two plastic water bottles. Some very young GB on palette timbers Lepas anatifera
100s 2006-12-08
Goring beach at the bottom of Aldsworth avenue
Found all over the strand line. Scyliorhinus canicula