Recording Marine Life


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Robin Harvey's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
Several plants 2007-08-19
Sandy bay inshore of Davaar Island, Campbeltown, Argyll
Plants up to 2 metres long attached to cobbles on sand. Removed to Dunstaffnage Marine Lab for analysis Sargassum muticum
Several plants >1m long 2007-08-19
Campbeltown Loch near Davaar Island, Argyll & Bute
Attached to small cobbles on sand. As many as possible were removed for identification/destruction Sargassum muticum
one attached plant 2008-07-09
Carradale, East Kintyre peninsula, Argyll & Bute
approx 50 cm long Sargassum muticum
Two 2008-07-09
Claonaig, East Kintyre peninsula, Argyll & Bute
In a midshore rock pool with other anemones Metridium senile
About ten 2008-07-09
Claonaig, East Kintyre peninsula, Argyll & Bute
In a midshore rockpool. Identity to be checked from uploaded image Cereus pedunculatus
Two plants in different locations 2008-07-09
Rocks at Westport, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute
One plant completely removed; the second was in deep water, c. 60 cm long and the top 25 cm were snapped off. Shore at Roneachan, a few miles north was checked but no Sargassum found there. Sargassum muticum
Abundant >100 per 0.01 m squared 2008-07-09
Rocks at Westport, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute
Chthamalus stellatus
5 plants 2008-08-23
Skipness beach, Kintyre, Argyll
One growing in a rockpool. Others in a sandy lagoon attached to pebbles. All removed to above the high water mark. Sargassum muticum
1 plant 2008-08-23
Skipness beach, Kintyre, Argyll
In a sandy lagoon between rocks. Saccorhiza polyschides
50 2009-05-10 Easdale, Argyll
In intertidal pools (2)
Around 40 of the green variety in one pool and around 10 grey-brown variety in another pool Anemonia viridis
1 2009-05-31 Island of Soa
Coll off the Island of Soa
Caught in a creel 120m down off of east side of Coll off the Island of Soa in May 2009. From the picture of it in the fisherman's hand, it must be a juvenile.
3 2009-07-24 Loch Gortan, Isle of Coll
Steeply sloping rock with mussels and abundant dog whelks. Good pools on the mid-upper shore.
In a small rock pool above mid tide level. Photos taken for confirmation Paracentrotus lividus
>20 2009-07-26 Kildonan, Arran
Almost flat sandstone pavement with occasional higher dykes. boulders and sandy lagoons.
In shallow sandy 'lagoons' at low water with Zostera marina. Large plants Sargassum muticum
>10 square meters 2009-07-26 Kildonan, Arran
Almost flat sandstone pavement with occasional higher dykes. boulders and sandy lagoons.
In shallow sandy 'lagoons' at low water Zostera marina
2 2009-07-26 Kildonan, Arran
Almost flat sandstone pavement with occasional higher dykes. boulders and sandy lagoons.
Among red algae at low water Calliostoma zizyphinum