Recording Marine Life


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Records of Bispira volutacornis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
3 2005-06-29
Dive on Louis Shield wreck, Thurleston Sands
in 'cave' on wreck Judith Oakley
Abundant 2006-02-11
Babbacombe bay - few metres off shore
Attached to rocks on reef Faye Wood
3 2006-09-09
East end of Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth.
Seen in a crevice at low water (0.3m tide). Charlotte Marshall
present 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Throughout wreckage Sonia Rowley
>4 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
Under and top side of stones lower shore Sonia Rowley
6 individuals 2007-06-17 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Dorset
Polly Whyte
7 2007-08-29
Hele Bay, Near Ilfracombe
Under overhang & in crevice 12 above shore Paula Ferris
1 2009-02-27 Aberavon Sands
aberavon sands
Rockpool Cheryl Perkins
20 2010-04-16 Downend, Croyde
Wave cut platform across folded rocks, up to 2m gullies, one large pool.
In crack and under narrow overhang vertical wall of large pool, low shore, muddy silt. Paula Ferris
1 19/02/2011 Downend Croyde
Low shore gullies off NW SE fault line across shore platform
Tube only, pinched end, in small rocky recess/crack, low shore Paula Ferris
3 clusters 10/03/2012 Downend, Croyde
Diagonal cross-cutting rocky shore gulley and adjacent shore platform at low water
In crevices adjoining rock-pools & gully, one cluster with tentacles extended to feed Paula Ferris
6 05/06/2012 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.
Cluster of about 6 muddy tubes, protruding under strata at base of rock pool. some specimens with tentacles depolyed. Pool to side of wide sandy gully. Robert Durrant
about 8 22/06/2012 Westward Ho!
Amongst rocky area adjoining S end of extensive sandy W-facing beach.
Fans deployed, at base of rock wall of large permanent rock pool Robert Durrant