Recording Marine Life


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Records of Beroe cucumis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
6 2010-07-19 Upper Bayble
Seen on the ebbing tide (one hour after high tide) off coast of rocky beach.
Seen in water of 50 to 100cm deep on a rocky shoreline during an ebb tide. One specimen had a tiny fish swimming along side it. Size approximately 20 - 25cm. Nikki Macdonald
dozens 10/07/2011 Loch Torridon
Wester Ross, north west Scotland
Other Beroe also present, Ovata & Gracilis, some only few mm long, others 3cm long, some with no tentacles, some larger ones with 20cm long tentacles. No apparent bioluminesence, but iridescent in sunlight. Amber Ridgeway
dozens 10/07/2011 Loch Torridon
Wester Ross, north west Scotland
Other Beroe also present, Ovata & Gracilis, some only few mm long, others 3cm long, some with no tentacles, some larger ones with 20cm long tentacles. No apparent bioluminesence, but iridescent in sunlight. Amber Ridgeway
1 05/11/2011 North Wamses, Farne Islands
Typical Farne Islands site, rocks, kelp, urchins, grey seals, visibility about 2 metres. ON the west side of the rocks.
Moving in open water. I have some video of it which I can forward if you need it. It is very clearly Beroe, with large mouth and 8 rows of beating combs. I realise Beroe is not not normally seen off the north east coast. Gavin Bushell