Recording Marine Life

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Records of Actinia fragacea

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
5 2003-05-17
Firestone Bay, Plymouth
Seen on underside of rocks on lower shore. One seen on the same rock as a beadlet anemone. Seashore Safari
1 2003-07-16
Polzeath, north Cornwall. Rocky shore
On rock (tentacles retracted). Liz Barton
P 2003-07-11
Constantine Bay - rocky shore with sandy inlets & gullies
Numerous on rocks in pools.
1 2003-07-14
Bude (north coast, rocky area seawardside of breakwater (13:00-14:00).
On a rock.
2 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Angie Squires
P 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Several Guy Baker
5 2002-09-07
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth Sound
Found during Seashore Safari on rocks and in rockpools. Chris Lowe
3 2002-06-19
Jennycliff Bay, nr Plymouth
Seen in rock pools Ali Hood
Most found in rock pools and under rocks, however one very large individual was found exposed on shoreward facing rock edge. All appeared in good health.
Frequent 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Seen under rocks, in crevices and in rockpools. Seashore Safari
100 in 10s 2004-04-26
Rottingdean Beach by slipway
Extremely large (circa 15cm) Simon Hunt
P 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
Found under rocks. West Park Primary
fairly common (10+) 2004-05-08
Jennycliff Bay, near Plymouth. Rocky shore, alongside sandy/gravelly beach.
under seaweed, overhangs and under rocks Seashore Safari
P 2004-04-06
Wembury VMCA
Cat Ridout
1 2004-06-01
Birling Gap, near Eastbourne, East Sussex
Seen in rock pool, approx 3cm Mike Murphy
5 2004-07-05 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Nr Plymouth.
in rockpools and crevices under hanging seaweed Seashore Safari
1 2004-06-07 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Low shore between pools
On a rocky overhang Kim-Marie Clothier
2 2004-07-03 Coombe Martin Bay
Coombe Martin Bay, Devon. Rocky platform adjacent to muddy/sandy/shingly beach. Large man made pools at top of beach.
Under overhangs Barbara Haddrill
4 2004-08-19 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, near Mountbatten
Seashore Safari
P 2004-09-30
West end of Praa Sands, Cornwall
Many large and small anemones seen exposed on rocks at low tide Andrew Pollitt
4 2005-01-15
Clonque, Alderney has a very strong current,the beach has no sand but pebbles and boulders.
Attatched to rocks Charlie Smith
1 2005-02-10
Plymouth Hoe to the west of the Waterfront pub, Lowtide on rocks
Under overhang Jon Parr
P 2005-02-23
Sillery Sands foreshore low tide level (springs), Lynmouth Bay
Lots in most isolated bay S R Hewlett
P 2005-03-02 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth foreshore west
Some seen in a rock pool Harwell School
P 2005-03-10
Sillery Sands foreshore between Point Perilous and the bottom of the decent path 9-10/3/05.
Many on the edge of rock pools and under slates Horspath Primary
3 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Found on rocks on lower shore Seashore Safari
P 2005-04-20 Lynmouth Beach
Lynmouth Beach
A few found outside a rock pool on lower shore Mary Killick
P 2005-05-06
Foreshore from Lynmouth to Sillery Sands
A few Sillery area at bottom of litoral zone Wheatley Park
1 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Lower tidal zone, on rock amongst lots of seaweed Tom Reynolds
1 2005-06-27
Saltdean, east of Brighton, East Sussex
Kate Cole
1 2005-07-06 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks - Wembury Beach
on vertical rock, column approx 5cm diameter Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-08 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
approx. 30mm diameter column, upper to mid shore. Cat Ridout
P 2005-06-25
Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay
Seen in rockpools Judith Oakley
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 10,years 4-6, Alice, Keira, Rachel, Olivia and Holly Gask Holbeton School
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 9 (years 3 & 6) Holbeton School
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 7, years 4-6, Elizabeth Bone, Lily Battershil, Rosalind Brown, Dolores and Emily Steer Holbeton School
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 4, years 3 & 6, Sam Perrin, Charlie O'Neil, Joe McArdle, Paddy, George Gask and William Speed Holbeton School
1 2005-07-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
column approx 35mm on underside of rock, low shore pool Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
hanging upside down in low shore crevice, column approx 30mm Cat Ridout
2 2005-09-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
column diameter approx 4cm for both, low shore rockpools Cat Ridout
4 2005-09-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth
In rockpools Judith Oakley
2 2005-12-01 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth fore shore.
New Marstom
Present 2006-01-11
Lynmouth Beach
A few seen on all levels of the shore Shellingford Ducklington
1 2006-01-17
Sillery Sands, Lynmouth.
Seen in the splash zone Bampton Newman
4 2006-01-29
Thurlestone Bay, South Devon.
Large specimens, each approx 8cm in diameter. Attached to rocks in approx 6m depth of water. Caroline Farrell
4 2006-01-29
Thurlestone Bay, South Devon.
Large specimens, each approx 8cm in diameter. Attached to rocks in approx 6m depth of water. Caroline Farrell
1 2003-07-14 Wembury
Rocky shore, Wembury Beach, South Devon.
Cat Ridout
1 2003-07-17 Wembury
Wembury Beach, south Devon.
Cat Ridout
On rock in pool
19 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, Plymouth
Attached under rocks in rockpools Yealmpton Primary School
2 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, PLymouth
West Park Primary School
1 2006-07-13 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2006-07-21 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
3.5cm diameter Cat Ridout
3-4 2006-05-13
Lynmouth bay, old victorian swimming pool
Jonathon Holroyd
1 2006-05-27 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef
8cm long body (no including tenacles) Cat Ridout
10 2006-06-05
Amongst beadlets
Mid shore, under rock crevice. 8-9cm height
4cm diameter
Under rock in lower shore pool - 5cm across with tentacles in
2 2006-09-09 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach. Very low spring tide. 0.3m
4cm, 5cm Cat Ridout
15+ 2006-09-09 Sandymouth bay
Sandymouth bay North Cornwall
Very low down at the base of exposed rocks Steve Trewhella
1 2006-10-18
Lynmouth Beach E at low tide.
Top of beach thomas pounder
Occasional 2007-01-23
Branscombe Bay, Devon
Found in a crevice Milly Hatton-Brown
1 2007-03-16 Lee Bay
Lee Bay, near Ilfracombe, North devon
On sandy substrate exposed to air Caroline Roberts
3 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
Lower and mid shore upto 9cm Sonia Rowley
Frequent 2007-04-03
Mount Batten Beach
Seen in rockpools on the lower shore Milly Hatton-Brown
In crevices, overhangs and shaded gullies
Found on boulders and in rock pools on the upper part of the shore
1 2007-05-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
on rocks- middle shore
ca 5 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore upto 7cm long. on rocks and in caves Sonia Rowley
In crevice
1 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
10 2007-05-04 Combesgate
Combesgate, north end Woolacombe Bay.
Base of rocks exposed at low tide, up to 7 cm Paula Ferris
50 2007-05-31 Downend
Downend, rocky headland between Croyde & Saunton
Lining gully between mid and low shore, up to 10cm diam Paula Ferris
4 2007-06-03
Cellars Beach, Yealm estuary
2 very large Jon Parr
5 individuals 2007-06-17 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Dorset
Polly Whyte
2 2007-07-14
1 extremely small Jayne Evans
1 2007-07-14
peveril point swanage dorset
Steve Trewhella
2 2008-02-09
mupe bay dorset
under rocks Steve Trewhella
2 2008-06-08 Looe
South coast of cornwall, Looe, dog beach, east looe.
Attached to rocks surrounded by long strips of sea lettuce on the rocky shore. Both about 7-8cm in length. Amelia Bridges
Present 2008-06-06
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
1 2008-06-16
Cellars beach
large, on open rock in crevice Jon Parr
1 2008-06-08 Dog beach
Rocky shore, south east coast of cornwall. Dog beach, Looe.
Attached to a rock at low tide. 5cm diameter. Amelia Bridges
3 2008-06-21 South East Cornwall
South East Cornwall, rocky shore.
All seen in a crevice at low tide. Out of the water. All 7cm diameter.Lower shore. Amelia Bridges
2 2008-07-24 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
Cat Ridout
3 2008-07-25
Mothecombe Beach, South Devon
Jon Parr
1 2008-08-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks.
in a crevice Cat Ridout
Occasional 2008-08-04
Bucks Mills
Notable for being only anemone found mid to low shore Paula Ferris
some 2008-09-24 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth Foreshore E
mid tide on edge of gravel zone in pools under rocks harwell school
many 2008-10-02 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth foreshore E
high tide mark Sean Hewlett
2 2009-04-14 Portscatho
Portscatho, Cornwall
Jon Parr
1 2009-06-20 Hastings
Rocky shore below East Hill with some sand patches, shingle, pebbles and boulders. There is also a rocky \"platform\" mid-low shore with many crevices and small rock pools. Other species certainly present including some hydroids, bryzoans, brown flatworms, probable Bullhead and other fish
Under a stone Nigel Sawyer
2 2009-07-05 Cow Gap, Eastbourne
Boulder, rocks and stone leading down to sea, some sandy/gravel patches, with small rock pools and some finer sediment. Un identified Spirobius sp, Sandhoppers and worm (prob Hermanthoe impar - picture sent via post) as well as seaweeds
Under stones Nigel Sawyer
1 2009-07-18 Eastbourne, below Pinnacle
Mainly soft bedrock with pools and some pebble and sandy areas. Storms previous day and persistant strong wind. Some unidentified hydroids (?Obelia) also found 2 metre low tide so water level fairly high
Under stone Nigel Sawyer
20 approx 2009-07-24 Tunnels Beach, North Devon
Rocky shore, slatey sand, 2 private beaches accessed by tunnel with Victorian bathing pool commercially exploited as visitor attraction.
Mid shore down, far more numerous than A. equina Paula Ferris
Uncommon 2009-08-21 Cow Gap near Eastbourne
Beach consisting mainly of bolders, cobbles, pebbles with patchs of clay and sand.
Under stones Nigel Sawyer
3 2009-09-26 Perranporth
Middle Shore - Sheltered Sandy rockpools with an abundance of Ulva lactuca Rockpools were freshly revealed by the tide (less than 2 hours)
James Park
17 2010-02-14 Downend Croyde
rocky shore, exposed, low shore gulley
Mid to low shore, in rock pools, none open Paula Ferris
8 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
mid to low shore Paula Ferris
30 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
Much commoner than above, mainly on lower shore, small size, in damp places on boulders, rock crevices between strata Paula Ferris
Rare 2010-04-21 Cow Gap, Beachy Head Sussex
Rock pools and sandstone area. Area of sand and some mud/ sand patches amongst the boulders and other rocks. Jaera sp also seen. Pools near the cliff had the seaweed Dumontia incrassata and shells of Mactra stultorum were also found (neither listed in DB)
A couple of individuals found under stones Nigel Sawyer
5 2010-06-24 Polzeath
North rocky shore of Hayle Bay, Polzeath, 2 m deep low shore gulley,and environs
Large anemones at upper end of gulley Paula Ferris
several 2010-07-15 Tunnels, Ilfracombe
Rocky shore below Ladies Pool at Tunnels beach, verticals, overhangs and gulleys, some flat boulders..7m tide, but rough sea, no access surge gullies
Very few anemones present, but several large strawberries Paula Ferris
Common 2010-09-09 Westward Ho!
Semi-exposed shore, rocky shore at end sandy beach, rock platform cut by gullies and pools, sand at low tide
Large healthy specimens from mid to low shore Paula Ferris
10 2011-01-20 Portreath harbour entrance
A narrow North Cornwall coast harbour. Very exposed. Some sand/mud, some loose rocks.Mostly hard rock.
Very large specimens under the stones I was able to move.Stones were in water Treve Opie
>8 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Kristie Wilkinson
9 08/04/2011 Mount Edgecumbe
The rocky shore around the point of Mount Edgecumbe.
Bex House
2 02/06/2011 Batten Bay
Rocky shore at Mount Batten
Marlin Beach Rangers
1 02/06/2011 Batten Bay
Rocky shore at Mount Batten
Marlin Beach Rangers
1 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
20mm specimen found under stone Nigel Sawyer
2 02/08/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore
Marlin Beach Rangers
scarce 28/10/11 Hartland Quay
Very exposed rocky coast
6 specimens in 4 hours of searching, 2 in crevices in deep surge gully, cluster of 4 in shallow crevice in more sheltered area of sabellaria Robert Durrant
1 20/08/2011 Langness Isle of Man
Southern rocky shore predominantly covered with Ascophyllum Nodosum
In crevice hidden by weed Jon Russell-Dunn
frequent 09/02/2012 Westward Ho!
Deep-cut gully through wave-cut rock platform, floored with coarse sand. Gully running at 45 degrees to prevalent wave direction, hence moderately exposed.
Large specimens interspersed amongst u. felina, but far fewer in number. Robert Durrant
Localised 04/06/2012 Greencliff
Area of overhanging rock strata running at right-angles to the sea, with gullies open to NW, often sandy-bottomed. Lower part of wave-cut platform, with upper beach comprising large and very dynamic pebble ridge backed by high cliffs. Erosion of softer rock has created many shady crevices.
Large specimens quite common in patches, esp along base of high-walled gully, in crevices, and into sand; & common in limited areas further up the beach. Robert Durrant
3 15/06/2012 Lynmouth Foreshore East
Rock Pool Ecology session.
rock pool. different sizes Hannah Lord