Recording Marine Life

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Records of Ascophyllum nodosum

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
Numerous specimens found appeared in good health, found on rock and mostly in rock pools.
O 2004-03-26
Woddy Bay - North sheltered bay approx 2km long comprising mainly boulders,and pebbles with some overhangs and rockpools. Waterfalls onto beach (photos enclosed)
Occassional, 10, on rock Barbara Haddrill
C 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Beds, common throughout the sheltered shores of the estuary Nigel Mortimer
C 2004-12-21 Alderney
Alderney, Long stretch of beach with rocks on either side. Has very high and low tides.
On top of the rocks. Charlie Smith
C 2005-05-08
Snapes Point Salcombe Estuary Devon
Common in mid littoral Jo Corke
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
Present 2005-12-01 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth fore shore.
New Marstom
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
0000-00-00 Lee Bay
Lee Bay, North Devon
2003-07-27 Fleetwood north
Fleetwood north.
Kathryn Turner
Occasional 2008-01-12
Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
Rare 2008-06-21 South East Cornwall
South East Cornwall, rocky shore.
1 bunch of knotted wrack. Fronds 30cm long. Lower shore. Amelia Bridges
Common 2008-07-01 Hannafore beach
South West coast of England. south east cornwall, hannafore beach, Looe.
Quite alot of this seaweed on the rocks. All fronds about 1.5-1 foot in length. Lower to mid-shore. Exposed rocky shore. Amelia Bridges
Abundant 2008-08-03
St Georges Island/Looe Island. Looe. Cornwall. South West England.
Covered most of the upper shore zone. Very large air bladders, 7cm length, 4cm width.Sheltered shore. Amelia Bridges
locally abundant 2008-09-27
On rocks at eastern end of Porthmeor beach
Larissa Paver
abundant 2008-12-28 Porthmeor Beach
Western end of Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall
Larissa Paver
Common 2009-08-02 Hastings
Directly east of the Stade. 2.3 metre low tide. Shore line pebbles and boulders with some rock pools in evidence
Washed up and on the strandline Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-08-31 Herne Bay Kent
Below \"soft cliffs\" mainly sandy with some pools and bedrock of sandy clay. Some boulders on the shore often seaweed covered
Washed up on shore but very common around marina Nigel Sawyer
1 2009-11-01 Fleetwood North
Sunken car park in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
NA 2009-08-13 Blackpool Central - South Shore
Sandy beach
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
1 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Dead North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
n/a 2010-02-12 Thurstaston Beach
Thurstaston Beach, Wirral, Merseyside. Recorded by Wirral Wildlife & Kathryn Turner
Dead specimens North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
Common 2010-10-06 Plimont, Guernsey
Semi enclosed bay, sand with outcrops of rock perpemdicular to low water mark. Associated with the outcrops are motile stones and pools. (many alga species in rock pools dieing back)
On rocks Tabitha Pearman
Uncommon 21/03/2011 Hastings
Shingle and rocks with some rockpools and sandy areas
Washed up on strandline Nigel Sawyer
Common 03/04/2011 Bognor Regis
Following tide out. Strandline to tide line. Shingle to sand but with little washed up on sand. Many worm casts/ holes. Orange sponges also washed up. A single Pollachius sp (full size) was on the beach but too badly damaged to id to Pollock or COley (Gull attacked!)
Washed up on shore Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 16/04/2011 Nothe Fort, Weymouth
Rocky shore below Nothe Gardens towards the Stone Pier. Some shells look more like Venerupis rhomboides than sengalensis. Some unidentified small shrimps/ prawns seen in wide crevices
Covered large areas of middle to low shore Nigel Sawyer
10/07/2011 Lerwick
Description: Sheltered embayment with an East facing aspect; Full salinity Use and impacts: Fishing, drains, rockpooling Sub stratum: Bed rock, large to small boulders Features: Crevices, gullies, pools, overhangs Modifiers: Possible fresh run off from drains
Tabitha Pearman
300+ 21/11/2011 Landguard
Peninsula jutting out in to Harwich Harbour at the southern most tip of Suffolk
washed up on to the beach, lying along 200m + of the strandline Sarah Wynne