Recording Marine Life


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Michael Bould's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
P 2004-08-28 Marden rocks
Marden rocks, Alnmouth. About 300m off shore
Most days about 3/4 to 1.5 miles off between Alnmouth and coquet Island. Usually appears to be one adult with either one or two juveniles. Always swimming leisurely north or south surfacing regularly every 10 to 15 secs Phocoena phocoena
1 2004-08-28 Marden rocks
Marden rocks, Alnmouth. About 300m off shore
Single dolphin definitely bottlenose. Approached vessel continually for about 40 mins and put on an impressive display of aquabatics twicewithin 10 metres of us. Appeared to be speeding back and forward along pot ropes as we hauled them in only 12-15 feet of water. Spotted what I believe to be the same dolphin about 4 hours later 1/4 mile south of Amble harbour. Briefly visited by dolphin the next two days at Alnmouth. Tursiops truncatus
P 2004-08-28 Marden rocks
Marden rocks, Alnmouth. About 300m off shore
50-60 In pots every day generally between 12 and 30 metres. Not like the squat lobsters or Rugose squats in the archive.Bright orange/red with strong blue lines across tail sections and blue eye sockets and toe ends. Extremely beautiful and abundant as they can easily walk through the mesh and bases of pots so what we see must be a tiny fraction of numbers. Galathea squamifera
P 2004-08-28 Marden rocks
Marden rocks, Alnmouth. About 300m off shore
The sea seems full of thes small shrimp similar to North atlantic prawn but more translucent with dark red lines. Sized from 12 to 40 mm we only see what clings on to the pots which have 70mm mesh and can have up to 20 shrimps on each. They were about in the autumn of last year up till christmas but this year much more abundant and seen since about mid August Crangon crangon