Recording Marine Life

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Records of Aplysia punctata

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
6 2003-07-11
Constantine Bay - rocky shore with sandy inlets & gullies
Grazing on seaweed.
A 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
Low shore Ruth Williams
1 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
Small individual, under a rock in a gully low shore. West Park Primary
1 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
Small individual, under a rock in a gully low shore. West Park Primary
2 2004-05-23
Thurlestone beach
Feeding on seaweed Sam Parr
P 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Several seen in pools high to low shore (larger individuals at low shore) Seashore Safari
2 2004-05-06 Barricane Beach
Barricane Beach, near Woolacombe. West facing shingle and sandy beach surrounded by numerous sloping rock with rockpools. Quite heavily scoured.
In rock pool (no specific seaweed) Barbara Haddrill
28 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, west facing rocky platforms north of sandy bay. Midshore area, rock rocks with frequent pools, shallow and deep. Sunny & cloudy, strong breeze site 2
In rockpool David Butt (Brauton School)
6 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, west facing rocky platforms north of sandy bay. Midshore area, rock rocks with frequent pools, shallow and deep. Sunny & cloudy, strong breeze site 2
In rockpools David Butt (Brauton School)
P 2004-06-24 Sandsfoot castle
Sandsfoot castle beach, Weymouth.
25-50 seen on littoral line of beach. Specimen preserved for identification. Andy Caudle
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. Nigel Mortimer
10 2005-05-31
Portscatho beach
In rockpools Sam Parr
1 2005-05-12 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
On underside of rock in rockpool at LW mark Faye Wood
P 2005-06
Hopeman, Moray Firth
Seen in rockpools during 20-26th June. Not seen in this area before, photo taken and ID confirmed Carol Small
2 2005-06-23 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury beach
Under rock in rockpool Faye Wood
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 9 (years 3 & 6) Holbeton School
12 2005-07-05
Goodrington sands, Torbay
plus eggs on Sargassum in rockpools Judith Oakley
6 2005-07-15
Jennycliff Bay, Plymouth estuary
>6 approximately 8-10inchs long, on sandy bottom. 2 or 3 individuals wrapped around each other. 13m depth. Sonia Rowley
1 2005-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
approx 10mm length, mid shore rockpool Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-08 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
juvenile, only 2mm in length attached underneath rock, lower shore Cat Ridout
5 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
2 - 3cm Cat Ridout
5 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
2 - 3cm Cat Ridout
10 2006-06-05
On seaweed and also on the base of sargassum
7-10cm, piled up and breeding, egg strings apparent on one pile. mid shore.
Suprised to see 5-7 cm sea hare identified via in rock pool
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 Sonia Rowley
a 2007-06-10
winspit nr swanage dorset
Steve Trewhella
1 2007-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Big. 20 - 25cm Cat Ridout
2 2007-08-02
kimmeridge bay dorset
mating Steve Trewhella
1 2007-08-03 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks (very low tide, went further down lower shore)
Big. 20 - 25cm Cat Ridout
6 2007-09-28 Barricane and Coombesgate
Barricane & Coombesgate, Woolacombe Bay
mid shore rock pools, some mating, around 120mm, various colours greenish brown, red and black Paula Ferris
1 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
large specimen feeding in rockpool Judith Oakley
20 2008-05-20 Polzeath
Polzeath, north side towards Pentire Point
washed onto shore, rocks and in weed along pools/crevices Paula Ferris
1 2009-05-23 Zetland Pier
Small pier and surrounding shore diving area. Rocky/sandy bottom which has about 7m of water at high tide and 2m at low.
On sandy bottom, about 10cm long. Joe Bater
3 2009-06-09 Coombesgate, Woolacombe
2 sandy bays divided by small rocky headlands with extensive rocks at low tide.
3 mid shore rock-pools, egg laying underway, seen regularly same locations every year Paula Ferris
4 2009-06-27 Lynstone Beach, Bude
2 large rock pools to the left side of Lynstone Beach
large one around 3-4 inches, smaller ones 2-3 inches each. Dan Main
Abundant, >50 2009-08-08 North Batts, Saltwick Bay, Whitby
lower shore, flat sandstone beds, lowtide
Crawling over beds of Corallina in large rock pool,100-150+mm. Some apparently mating. paul walker
1 -/02/08 Uruguay (patagonian coast)
big rocks and some sand.
seen swimming near rocks Heloisa Fyfe
54 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
Individuals and small groups of up to 9 scattered across depth of shore, many more not counted. Most small. Paula Ferris
1 2010-04-16 Downend, Croyde
Wave cut platform across folded rocks, up to 2m gullies, one large pool.
in small damp pocket on rock, low shore Paula Ferris
1 2010-05-29 Downend, Croyde
Rocks, gullies & rock pools
One, 12cm laying eggs, edge deep pool, strings of eggs seen in several locations. Paula Ferris
Frequent 2010-05-15 Holbeck, Scarborough
Rocky shore with large tidal pools, kelp forest and bare sediment
Anthony Hurd
2 2010-08-11 Bwtyn
Rocky shore on the NW coast of Anglesey.
Found in rock pool. Surface area of around 2 m2. Around 30cm deep. Edges of rock pool covered in seaweed, mostly Fucus spp. and floor of rock pool sandy. Found in same rock pool two days running. Thomas Busbridge
50 2010-08-15 Manorbier beach, Pembrokeshire
Middle to lower shore rocks, falling spring tide, N side of bay
In shallow rock pools, mid- to lower shore. Some single animals, but also mating chains of up to 6 individuals. Size c. 5cm, colour dark green-brown (like Fucus) Steve Smith
5 2011-01-20 Portreath harbour entrance
A narrow North Cornwall coast harbour. Very exposed. Some sand/mud, some loose rocks.Mostly hard rock.
all small specimens under rocks in water Treve Opie
3 22/01/2011 Downend, Croyde
gullies parallel to shore low shore, rocky platform
under 3 cms, in algae Paula Ferris
single 17/05/2009 Loch Sunart
Two headlands west of Camas Torsa
crawling over the coarse sand looking for food Darryl Mayer
1 05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
very small specimen Kristie Wilkinson
1 02/04/2010 Cushendun beach.
In the breaking waves among debris following a big storm.
I think this is Aplysia punctata, it was washed up dead on the beach but it was fresh and was excreting red dye in my hand. Cathal McNaughton
12 19/03/2011 Angelsey
The bay at the church of Aberffraw
On the rocky shore on edge of tide line. Several all grouped together, all black with purple ink leaking into the water. Also several green (im guessing) eggs littering the seaweed, assuming from the hares. Sarah Nethercoat
1 24/04/2011 Crawfordsburn Country Park
Rock pools at Crawfordsburn Country Park, Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland.
Seen in shallow water in a rock pool Ian Hutchings
1 30/04/2011 Camaes Bay Angelsey
Rocky Shore
grazing at edge of pool. exposed. Jon West
10 04/06/2011 Barricane Beach
Near Woolacombe, North Devon
In rockpools eating weed Andrew Fletcher
1 29/03/12 Sawdern Point
Sheltered rocky shore within Milford Haven
5-6cm found in rock pool Linda Eastwood
35 07/04/2012 Cummingston beach
Rock pool
Size varied from 20mm - 90mm. Only present in one rock pool. Alison IRVING
10 05/06/2012 Dunbeath
Rock pool
Seen in large rock pool 3x2m approx. Breeding Elizabeth MacDonald