Recording Marine Life


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Records of Asterina gibbosa

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
6 2003-08-12
Wembury, voluntary marine conservation area (VMCA), devon.
Found under rocks in rock pools. 0.5cm - 3.5cm across. Caroline Farrell
4 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Angie Squires
2 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under rock in rockpool Robert Taylor
5 2004-02-20
Batten bay Plymouth, rocky shore with bolders
Rock pool Adam Martin
15 2004-02-20
Batten Bay Plymouth Rocky shore with boulders
Stuck to the undersides of rocks, in abundance Lorna Nicoll-Griffith
3
1 large specimen and 2 smaller ones found.
F 2002-03-28
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
Frequent under boulders Caroline Farrell
Frequent 2002-09-07
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth Sound.
Found during Seashore Safari under rocks. James Highfield
3 2002-05-11
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
Found under rocks in mid-shore rock pool BTCV/ MilleniumVolunteers
Frequent 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Found under rocks from middle to low shore. Seashore Safari
C 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
Common , seen under rocks, variety of sizes seen from <1cm across to >3cm across. West Park Primary
C 2004-05-08
Jennycliff Bay, near Plymouth. Rocky shore, alongside sandy/gravelly beach.
Common under rocks. several very pale (white) individuals. Seashore Safari
P 2004-04-06
Wembury VMCA
Cat Ridout
4 2004-07-05 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Nr Plymouth.
in rockpools Seashore Safari
1 2004-05-05 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Under Coraline weed in a pool Kim-Marie Clothier
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 coral weed in a rockpool Barbara Haddrill
1 2004-07-03 Lee Beach
Lee Beach
In corallina weed in rockpool Barbara Haddrill
2 2002-07-12
Pen-y-holt bay, Pembrokeshire
In shallow rock pools Zoe Abbott
2 2002-05-11
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
Found under boulder in lower shore rock pool BTCV/ MilleniumVolunteers
Frequent 2002-09-07
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth Sound.
Found during Seashore Safari under rocks. James Highfield
6 2004-09-19 Osmington Mills
Osmington Mills beach, Dorset
In rock pools, under stones and rocks Rossie Mayhew
6 2004-09-18 Batten Bay
Batten bay, Plymouth
Marina Marltby
2 2004-10-26 Wembury beach
Wembury beach
Found under larger rock in rock pool Simon Roper
3 2004-12-27
long sandy beach with rocks on either side
Under rocks, with little water. Charlie Smith
1 2005-01-15
Clonque, Alderney has a very strong current,the beach has no sand but pebbles and boulders.
In a rock pool, in the open as the I was searching on a falling tide. Charlie Smith
2 2005-04-09
Langerstone Point
Clinging to underside of rocks at low tide mark, 1cm and 2 cm Katherine Hill
A 2005-03-12 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth Sound
Found under rocks all over the shore Seashore Safari
A 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen under rocks Seashore Safari
1 2005-05-08
Snapes Point Salcombe Estuary Devon
Seen on rocks 0.5 above CD Jo Corke
20 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
feeding on seaweed in pools on middle to lower shore John Farquhar
20 2005-05-27 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Underside of rocks, lowershore upto 2.5cm wide Sonia Rowley
3 2005-07-09 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
feeding on star ascidians, roughly 8cm. one in crevice roughly 18 cm; final one also in crevice, >10cm Cat Ridout
P 2005-07-09 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
widepsread over littoral zone Cat Ridout
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 2, year 4-6, Tom, Jacob Houzehan, Will, Steve and Ben Holbeton School
10 2005-07-09 Wembury
Wembury, Devon
on rocks and under boulders Judith Oakley
12 2005-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
mid and low shore rockpools Cat Ridout
3 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Mid tide rockpools and gully. Sizes = 1cm, 2cm, 3cm across Cat Ridout
6 2005-09-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under rocks in pools Judith Oakley
4 2006-01-11 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury, South Devon
Found in crevices at mid tide, all approx 3cm diameter. Caroline Farrell
2 2003-06-18 Wembury
Rocky shore, Wembury Beach, South Devon.
Under rock. Cat Ridout
4 2003-06-25 Wembury
Wembury Beach, South Devon
Cat Ridout
3 2003-07-17 Wembury
Wembury Beach, south Devon.
Cat Ridout
Common 2006-03-19 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef, Wembury
Faye Wood
8 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, PLymouth
Under rocks in rockpools
2
Under rocks in pool
3 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, PLymouth
West Park Primary School
common 2006-06-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, PLymouth
Judith Oakley
20 2006-07-07 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Middle shore, 3mm - 4cm Cat Ridout
20 2006-07-13 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
5 2006-07-21 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
10 2006-05-26 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone Reef
0.5cm-2.5cm Cat Ridout
20+ 2006-05-27 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef
0.5cm - 1.5cm diameter Cat Ridout
Common 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
Cat Ridout
Common 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
0.5 - 1.5cm Cat Ridout
6 2006-06-08 Blackstone Rocks
Blakstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Middle shore, 0.5 - 2.5cm Cat Ridout
15+ 2005-06-09 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone Reef
Cat Ridout
5 2006-06-14 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
6 2006-06-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstine Rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2006-05-02 Menai Bridge
50 m west of the Menai Bridge.
Jan Hiddink
1 2006-12-23
Jennycliff bay, Plymouth
Bryan Cummings
None 2007-01-23
Branscombe Bay, Devon
Milly Hatton-Brown
Common 2007-04-03
Mount Batten Beach
Many found under rocks on the lower shore Milly Hatton-Brown
1
The size of your little finger nail if that with a blue tinge to it's legs.
1 2007-05-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Common 2007-05-03 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Common 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Common 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1
Bottom of a rock crevice, in 25m of water. Electronic image available. This is the first cushion star of this type I've seen in Plymouth in 10 years of diving here.
1 DD/MM/YYYY
Polzeath, beach & rocks to north of beach.
In rock pool Paula Ferris
c.3 2007-07-14
Jennycliff
Jayne Evans
None 2007-07-19
Branscombe beach
Milly Hatton-Brown
Abundant 2007-07-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury.
Cat Ridout
Occassional
Common 2007-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2007-08-04
Barricane & Coombesgate, woolacombe.
Crevice at Cgate, also I seen at each of Buck's Mills & Barricane earlier in week Paula Ferris
2 2007-09-28 Barricane and Coombesgate
Barricane & Coombesgate, Woolacombe Bay
overhang above rock pool Paula Ferris
2 2007-10-10 Barricane and Coombesgate
Barricane and Coombesgate, Woolacombe
On Overhang in gulley, Coombesgate Paula Ferris
10 2007-10-26
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, Plymouth
Attached to underside of a large rock in a rockpool. Sizes between 1cm-4cm Sally Pearce
2 2007-10-14
Downend, Croyde - in one gulley, lower mid shore
Under overhang Paula Ferris
2 2007-10-29 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Around 1 cm each, under stones at low tide Paula Ferris
Frequent 2008-01-12
Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
2 2008-05-20 Polzeath
Polzeath, north side towards Pentire Point
1 with 5 Pawsonia, 1 alongside Lighbulb squirts Paula Ferris
3 2008-06-07 Looe
South East Cornwall, Looe, Mid-shore in rockpool.
Each stuck to the under-side of 3 seperate rocks, all about 4cm, give or take half a cm. Amelia Bridges
Present 2008-06-06
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
7 2008-06-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks wembury beach
under boulders and rocks Cat Ridout
3 2008-06-08 Dog beach
Rocky shore, south east coast of cornwall. Dog beach, Looe.
All under rocks in various small rockpools. Low-shore. Amelia Bridges
3 2008-07-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
under rocks Cat Ridout
2 2008-07-16 Portnaddler beach
South East Cornwall, Looe, Portnaddler Beach.
Only about 1cm across. Both found under the same small rock in a little rockpool. Lower shore. Low tide. Amelia Bridges
3 2008-07-30
Porth Hellick, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Crevice, beneath boulder Larissa Paver
occasional 2008-07-30
Porth Hellick rocky shore, St Mary's Isles of Scilly
under boulders and in crevices Larissa Paver
1 2008-09-20
Stackhouse cove
Under serratus in an overhang Larissa Paver
2 seen 2008-10-17
Kingsand
found under a rock lower shore. Milly Hatton-Brown
1 2009-04-08 Lee Bay
Nr Ilfracombe
< 1cm, under stone low shore. Paula Ferris
2 2009-04-09 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
1 2009-04-10 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
6 DD/MM/YYYY Portscatho
Portscatho
Jon Parr
8 2009-05-12 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
4 2009-05-24 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
1 2009-05-24 Stackhouse Cove, Penzance
In gulleys and under overhangs at Stackhouse Cove during a low of 0.9m
Below overhang Larissa Paver
3 2009-09-07 Mousehole, Cornwall
Rock platform just east of village, below \\\'bathing\\\' pool set into the rocks.
In crevices on lower shore Larissa Paver
1 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
low shore on rock platform under weed Paula Ferris
1 2010-06-24 Polzeath
North rocky shore of Hayle Bay, Polzeath, 2 m deep low shore gulley,and environs
Very small. <.5cm, on weed amongst boulders edging rocks Paula Ferris
8 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)
Under rocks in pools. Tabitha Pearman
1 2011-01-20 Portreath harbour entrance
A narrow North Cornwall coast harbour. Very exposed. Some sand/mud, some loose rocks.Mostly hard rock.
Under a large stone Treve Opie
>10 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
underneath rocks, often alongside other starfish species. Kristie Wilkinson
1 19/02/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Low shore rocks & gullies adjacent nearly parallel to sea, leading into kelp strewn with flat stones/boulders
in weeds lower shore Paula Ferris
>5 05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
all very small under rocks from middle shore down Kristie Wilkinson
2 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
Occasional 08/05/2012 Albion Sands
Sandy SW-facing beach, sheltered by Gateholm to S & W,flanked by cliffs, with some outcropping strata central and W edge, & large boulder field E edge.
A small number found, mostly under loose stones. Robert Durrant