Recording Marine Life


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John Bleach's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
P 2003-05-26 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth, Devon
30-50 attached to rocks and cable. Anemonia viridis
P 2003-05-26 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth, Devon
Bed of eel grass seen. Zostera marina
3 2003-05-26 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth, Devon
Good condition. Maja squinado
2 2003-05-26 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth, Devon
Seen hiding in small cracks/crevices. Ctenolabrus rupestris
P 2003-05-26 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth, Devon
Lots. Sargassum muticum
1000 2003-03-23 Wreck of Louis Sheid
Thurlestone, Devon.
Attached to small rocks and boulders. Anemonia viridis
P 2003-03-23 Wreck of Louis Sheid
Thurlestone, Devon.
3-5 seen under rocks and wreck. Ctenolabrus rupestris
P 2003-03-13 Asia Shoal
Drakes Island, Plymouth Sound, Devon
Attached to small rocks 10-15 seen. Anemonia viridis
P 2003-03-13 Asia Shoal
Drakes Island, Plymouth Sound, Devon
Very small and broken, 3-4 individuals seen. Pentapora fascialis
P 2003-03-13 Asia Shoal
Drakes Island, Plymouth Sound, Devon
Groups (10-15 seen). Crepidula fornicata
15 2003-02-05 Wreck of Coronation
Penlee Point, Plymouth Sound
Attached to boulders. Anemonia viridis
P 2003-02-05 Wreck of Coronation
Penlee Point, Plymouth Sound
Broken up, 10-15 small individuals. Pentapora fascialis
2 2003-02-05 Wreck of Coronation
Penlee Point, Plymouth Sound
Maja squinado
1 2003-02-05 Wreck of Coronation
Penlee Point, Plymouth Sound
Centrolabrus exoletus
4 2001-05-23 Plymouth Sound
Just inside western entry of Plymouth Breakwater.
Four young basking sharks (2-4m long) feeding around boat. Large plankton bloom present at time. Sharks viewed for aprox 4-5mins. Were observed to dive deeper and were not seen again after larger craft entered the area. Cetorhinus maximus