Recording Marine Life


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Sonia Rowley's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
1 2006-10-10
Wembury beach, low tide on the lower shore.
1 cm in length on underside of rock in rock pool at the lower shore. Pisidia longicornis
Common 2006-10-10
Wembury beach, low tide on the lower shore.
Common from mid to lower shore on rocks and small overhangs and in rock pools. Aulactinia verrucosa
Present 2006-10-10
Wembury beach, low tide on the lower shore.
Present on the lower shore lining rocks and rock pools. Polysiphonia lanosa
Present 2006-10-10
Wembury beach, low tide on the lower shore.
Present on the lower shore in rock pools. Not as Ubiquitous as other algae species such as Fucus spp. and Laminaria digitat. Bifurcaria bifurcata
common 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Over 5 large individuals in boiler funnel all with heads poking out Conger conger
abundant 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Throughout wreck Trisopterus luscus
common 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
M+F throughout wreck Crenilabrus melops
3 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Wreck sides Parablennius gattorugine
common 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Yellow intestines - in clusters throughout wreck Clavelina lepadiformis
present 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Diazona violacea
common 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Up to 8cm long, common throughout wreck Janolus cristatus
1 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Tiny on boiler ca:0.7 cm long Trapania pallida
many 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
50-100mm long dark brown and smooth, on wreckage Eubranchus farrani
abundant 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
Found dotted all over wreck Polycera faeroensis
abundant 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
Found dotted all over wreck Janolus cristatus
present 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
Blue Botryllus schlosseri
4 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
In holes of wreckage Conger conger
abundant 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
Throughout wreck Trisopterus luscus
common 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
Solitary on wreckage Calliostoma zizyphinum
1 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
Under wreck plate Ca 8cm Cancer pagurus
2 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
Under hull and wreckage Homarus gammarus
5 2005-08-21
Bayards cove dartmouth harbour
On carapace of l. depurator Crepidula fornicata
abundant 2005-08-21
Bayards cove dartmouth harbour
Frequently caught by children Liocarcinus depurator
common 20+ 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
scarpering across seabed Pagurus prideaux
common 15+ 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
scarpering across seabed Pagurus bernhardus
2 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
amongst barnacles Pisidia longicornis
loads/common 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
on shells Crepidula fornicata
loads >30 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
whole thing 15cm long max Inachus dorsettensis
common >20 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
squatting on seabed Maja squinado
2 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
Cl=15cm wide Cancer pagurus
loads 20+ 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
on sand up to 1cm disc diameter Ophiura ophiura
5 2006-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m underwater vis >12m
on wreckage upto 7cm long Prostheceraeus vittatus
common 2006-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m underwater vis >12m
yellow digestive glands in clusters around wreck Clavelina lepadiformis
1 2006-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m underwater vis >12m
in crevise on wreck Ascidia mentula
common 2006-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m underwater vis >12m
huge! up to 1m long Pollachius pollachius
present 2006-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. 33m depth. underwater vis >12m
worm on wreck Filograna implexa
common 2006-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. 33m depth. underwater vis >12m
solitary throughout wreck Caryophyllia smithii
common 2006-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. 33m depth. underwater vis >12m
yellow/fried egg form mostly on wreckage Actinothoe sphyrodeta
3 2006-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. 33m depth. underwater vis >12m
Up to 5cm long on wreckage 2 together Prostheceraeus vittatus
1 2006-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. 33m depth. underwater vis >12m
Inside wreck 5cm long Thorogobius ephippiatus
1 2006-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. 33m depth. underwater vis >12m
>30cm Pollachius pollachius
common loads 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
Up to 7cm long: on seabed and attached to shells Aequipecten opercularis
present 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
On Paguruspideausi Adamsia carciniopados
1 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
1.5cm long, on barnacles on scallop Onchidoris bilamellata
present 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
On inside of old shell(oyster) Cliona celata
present 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
In and on shells of oyster & scallop Umbonula littoralis
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
Lowershore in rockpools Cladophora rupestris
abundant 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
M-lowershore Fucus serratus
abundant 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
M-lowershore Ulva lactuca
abundant 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
M-lowershore Patella vulgata
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
Upper occasional to lower Porphyra umbilicalis
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
Mid-lower rockpools and undersides of rocks & stones Actinia equina
1 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
1cm diameter, pale green under stone Aulactinia verrucosa
abundant 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Throughout wreck dark and small Trisopterus luscus
present 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Diazona violacea
present 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Blue and yellow, on wreckage topside Botryllus schlosseri
common 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Inside wreck Labrus mixtus
common 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Lightly mottled Labrus bergylta
present 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Pink double ascidians zooids Botrylloides leachii
present 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
On wreck hull Styela clava
8 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
+ eggs in series of oval capsules Janolus cristatus
common 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Many individuals often seem to be copulating Polycera faeroensis
2 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
One present with eggs Polycera quadrilineata
1 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Ca 0.6cm long max white with fine yellow rim Cadlina laevis
common 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Solitary on wreckage Calliostoma zizyphinum
2 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
On deck in ropes and under holdfast Maja squinado
present 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
In small clusters Clava multicornis
present 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Small ca. 6cm Suberites carnosus
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Black faced blenny during breeding season on port side of wreck Tripterygion delaisi
abundant 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Throughtout the wreck Trisopterus luscus
5 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On withing wreck Parablennius gattorugine
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On deck ~5cm long Thorogobius ephippiatus
2 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Mottled brown Labrus bergylta
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On seabed Raja clavata
common 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On wreckage upto 3cm wide Caryophyllia smithii
common 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On wreckage Botryllus schlosseri
common 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Yellow digestive gland, in clusters on wreck Clavelina lepadiformis
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Reddy brown with bright cerese edges on deck amongst Drachiella spectabilus Aplysia punctata
common 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On deck with Drachiella spectabilus Sertularia cupressina
2 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Inside wreck Cancer pagurus
present 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Throughout wreckage Bispira volutacornis
present 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On empty scallop shells on seabed Crepidula fornicata
present 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Pale colours solitary on wreck sides Aulactinia verrucosa
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Underside, stern cl=10cm Maja squinado
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Worm on deck Filograna implexa
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
5cm long on lower wreckage Prostheceraeus vittatus
2 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
7-8cm long, blue digestive glands and tips, on wreckage Janolus cristatus
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Small and round, side of wreckage Suberites carnosus
common 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
in rock pools and on sand lower shore Ulva lactuca
common 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
tufts in rockpools on lower shore Corallina officinalis
occasional 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
tufts in rockpools on lower shore Fucus serratus
>30 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
lower shore, alone on and under rocks and stones Gibbula cineraria
occasional 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
under v. low tide rocks and tucked into crevises, v. wet conditions both species together. Hymeniacidon perleve
20-30 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
under v. low tide rocks, mostly cream or white Nucella lapillus
3 rows of eggs approx 30 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
yellow amongst Hymeniacidon perleve and Halicondria panicea underside of rock Nucella lapillus
common 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
lower shore esp. underside of rocks Balanus perforatus
common 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
upper shore rocks Xanthoria parietina
2 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
underside of large stones, lower shore Procerodes littoralis
common 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
mid-lower shore in rockpools Lithophyllum incrustans
abundant 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
on rocks also on seamat which is on algae!! low shore Botryllus schlosseri
present 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
mainly under stones on lower shore and on rocks. Botrylloides leachii
common 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
eggs attached to rock undersides & sides low shore Nucella lapillus
3 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
lower shore using hinia incrassata shells Pagurus bernhardus
common 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
low shore rocksides and undersides Umbonula littoralis
1 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
low shore under rock orangy pink translucent Ascidia mentula
1 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
on rock under aldae low shore Ophiothrix fragilis
1 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
low shore on rock side ?3cm high shell Calliostoma zizyphinum
common 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
mid-lower shore on rocks and algae Osilinus lineatus
>30 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
upto 1cm long on L. digitata and fucus serratus low shore Patella pellucida
common 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
in rock pools low shore Palaemon serratus
abundant 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
>3cm high underside of low shore rocks Balanus perforatus
>4 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
Under and top side of stones lower shore Bispira volutacornis
6 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
On rock faces and undersides low shore Eulalia viridis
3 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
Lower and mid shore upto 9cm Actinia fragacea
abundant 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
Mid-lower shore undersides of rocks Actinia equina
abundant 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
Low shore Hymeniacidon perleve
>10 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
ls underside of rocks. rock pools amongst seaweed. >4cm long Styela clava
>15 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
upto 3cm lomg, on underside of rocks. v. lowshore Acanthochitona fascicularis
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore on rocks and in caves Hymeniacidon perleve
2 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore in rock crevices and understones Eulalia viridis
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore on rocks amongst algae, tiny Carcinus maenas
present 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore rock crevises tightly packed Mytilus edulis
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore under stones and rockpools Umbonula littoralis
1 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore undeside of large rocks w. side of cove Porcellana platycheles
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
on algae mid-lowshore Membranipora membranacea
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
mid-lowshore on algae and rock Electra pilosa
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
mid-lowshore on rocks and in caves Actinia equina
ca 5 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore upto 7cm long. on rocks and in caves Actinia fragacea
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
mid-lowshore and eggs on algae Nucella lapillus
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore on rocks Balanus perforatus
abundant 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
midshore mainly Ulva intestinalis
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
uppershore/rocks Xanthoria parietina
occassional 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
uppershore/rocks with Xanthoria parietina Ramalina siliquosa
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
high-mid rocks, in crevices and rockpools Littorina saxatilis
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
highshore in crevices and sround rockpools Melarhaphe neritoides
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
in high-midshore rockpools Chaetomorpha linum
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
mid-lowshore Patella vulgata
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
mid-lowershore, white specimens Semibalanus balanoides
abunant 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
high-lowershore Chthamalus stellatus
>15 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
mid-lower and in rock pools mainly up to 2.5cm diameter 2 + tiny juveniles Actinia equina
~20 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
solitary and small clusters in crevices, lowshore Mytilus edulis
occassional 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
cream and brown banded lowershore Nucella lapillus
abundant 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
mid-lowershore amongst barnacles on rockpools Anurida maritima
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
small tufts in mid-lowershore rockpools Corallina officinalis
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
rockpools Ulva lactuca
occassional 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
tufts on lowershore rocks-small Fucus spiralis
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
lowsprings undersides of rocks Anomia ephippium
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
lowspring rocksides and under stones Umbonula littoralis
present 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
on undersides of stones, lowershore Electra crustulenta
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
lowershore on laminaria spp Electra pilosa
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
lowershore on laminaria spp Membranipora membranacea
present 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
v. lowershore Fucus vesiculosus
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
lowershore Palmaria palmata
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
underside of rocks lots of eggs lowershore Nucella lapillus