Recording Marine Life


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Nigel Mortimer's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
3 2004-04-28 Snapes Point
Snapes Point
Neap tide @ HW @ ca. 10m BCD One pair mating and one laying eggs around algae ... had always thought that they only did this on spring tides intertidally. Aplysia punctata
P 2004-06-15 Scoble Point
Sublittoral off of Scoble Point
3 burrows per metre square. Warren of rhomboid crab burrows in sand dunes about 50m south of site above - ca. 6m bcd Goneplax rhomboides
2 2004-06-15 Scoble Point
Sublittoral off of Scoble Point
Exhibiting entire sea loch type fronds over 1m - ca. 1m bcd Laminaria digitata
C 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Beds, common throughout the sheltered shores of the estuary Ascophyllum nodosum
P 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Single seaweed, first observation of this species at this site Cystoseira tamariscifolia
C 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Beds, common throughout the estuary Fucus serratus
C 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Beds, common throughout the estuary Fucus vesiculosus
C 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Common, fronds with few cuts Laminaria digitata
C 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
All too common Sargassum muticum
C 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Common littoral fringe Anemonia viridis
5 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
commonly found at this site Xantho hydrophilus
1 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Ostrea edulis
5 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
another species commonly found at this site Pilumnus hirtellus