Recording Marine Life


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Guy Baker's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
P 2003-05-29 Constantine Bay
Nr Padstow, Cornwall
Dozens dried out individuals in strandline. Size up to 4.5cm. Velella velella
P
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
On vertical rock face at 2-3 m depth. (>20). Corynactis viridis
P
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
In crevices. (<10). Urticina felina
4
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
Large individuals amongst kelp. Labrus bergylta
1
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
Seen on a rock face. Carapace ~15 cm across. Cancer pagurus
P
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
On kelp and rocks. (>10). Maja squinado
2
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
On kelp and rocks. Marthasterias glacialis
P
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
Amongst kelp. Constituted about about 10% of brown algae cover. Alaria esculenta
10 2003-08-23
500 m S of Peveril Point, in Durlston Bay near Swanage, Dorset
No information entered Labrus bergylta
500 2003-08-23
500 m S of Peveril Point, in Durlston Bay near Swanage, Dorset
Large shoal Ammodytes tobianus
1 2003-08-23
500 m S of Peveril Point, in Durlston Bay near Swanage, Dorset
Small(body 20 cm)individual under a rock in 5 m of water. Homarus gammarus
1 2003-08-23
500 m S of Peveril Point, in Durlston Bay near Swanage, Dorset
Under a rock in 5 m of water. Necora puber
P 2003-08-24
The old pier, Swanage Bay
Small but dense patches (2 - 3 square metres). Zostera marina
10 2003-08-31
Rocks at North end of Gwenvor beach, Sennen, Cornwall.
3 large (>30 cm) individuals Labrus bergylta
1 2003-08-31
Rocks at North end of Gwenvor beach, Sennen, Cornwall.
Part buried in sand in 3m of water. Maja squinado
10 2004-01-29
Plymouth Sound
Calm sea, sunny, about 10 dolphins some jumping. Tursiops truncatus
1 2004-02-01
Harlyn Bay
Surfacing periodically near surfers. Halichoerus grypus
1 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
No further information Necora puber
C 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Common, numerous individuals, also egg clusters. Nucella lapillus
P 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Fairly common, a number of small (<1cm)individuals. Patella pellucida
P 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Several Actinia fragacea
1 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Swimming along shore for about 20 minutes. Halichoerus grypus
7 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
males,females and juveniles, some recorded since 1999 Halichoerus grypus
P 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Several smallish crabs (carapace around 10cm across)in crevices. Cancer pagurus
A 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Abundant, beds of small mussels on top surfaces of rock ledges. Mytilus edulis
3 2002-10-21
Inshore waters, Plymouth Sound Bay near Drake's Island
Approx 3 Tursiops truncatus
P 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Common Actinia equina
2 2005-04-07 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
One small live individual on a larger, empty slipper limpet shell. Crepidula fornicata
1 2005-04-19
Bantham beach, near rocks at SE end of bay.
Swimming and submerging. Surfaced with a large fish. Halichoerus grypus
around 30 2005-08-30
Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
Stranded and mostly broken up. Chrysaora hysoscella
1 2005-11-20
Gwithian Beach, Red River end.
Small seal in water 2m deep. Halichoerus grypus
1 2006-02-18
Gwithian Beach, Cornwall. In front of car park.
Halichoerus grypus
1 2006-02-18
Perranuthnoe beach
In shallow water. Halichoerus grypus
2 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Small to medium size. Under rock overhangs, 2-3 m depth at low tide. Homarus gammarus
1 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Cancer pagurus
Abundant 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Saccorhiza polyschides
Abundant 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Himanthalia elongata
Common 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Dilsea carnosa
3 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Marthasterias glacialis
>10 on one frond of kelp 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Small 5mm individuals Patella pellucida
2 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Calliostoma zizyphinum
Frequent 2006-08-24
Gorah Rocks, East Prawle, South Devon
Cystoseira tamariscifolia
Frequent 2006-08-24
Gorah Rocks, East Prawle, South Devon
Asparagopsis armata
Several fronds. 2006-08-10
Dancing Ledge, Swanage, Dorset.
Asparagopsis armata
1 2007-09-01
Wembury Point
Large (male?) Phoca vitulina
frequent 2007-09-02
Wembury Point
Some large (30 cm +) Labrus bergylta
abundant 2007-09-02
Wembury Point
Some red, some white. Asparagopsis armata
abundant 2007-09-02
Wembury Point
Groups of small (<1 cm) mysid? shrimps close by tentacles of some anemones. Anemonia viridis
1 2007-09-02
Wembury Point
Large seal seen briefly at surface. Halichoerus grypus
1 2007-10-03
Gwenver beach (north of Sennen Cove).
Small garfish jumping. Belone belone
1 2007-10-03
Nanzijal Bay, West Penwith, Cornwall.
Halichoerus grypus
1 2009-02-02 Sennen Cove
Sennen Cove, Cornwall
Large seal, male? Halichoerus grypus