Recording Marine Life

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Records of Botrylloides leachii

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
O 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
on low shore, on worm tubes Ruth Williams
2 2005-05-27 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Underside of rocks, lower shore white and pink Sonia Rowley
1 2005-07-09 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
one covering observed, in circular formation. roughly 2cm diameter Cat Ridout
Present 2005-06-18
Hellopes wreck in Penzance bay, 36 meters deep, underwater visibility 12 meters, afternoon dive. Little water running. SE 4 wind. Water temperature 14 C
Pink colonies on edges of wreckage at the top ~ 2-3 cm long. Sonia Rowley
rare 2005-10-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
attached to mastocarpus stellatus algae in pool Cat Ridout
2 colonies 50+
present 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
Pink double ascidians zooids Sonia Rowley
present 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
mainly under stones on lower shore and on rocks. Sonia Rowley
One sizeable patch 2007-08-29
Hele Bay, Near Ilfracombe
Under serrated wrack on rocks Paula Ferris
abundant 2007-09-01
Downend, Croyde, immediately south of headland.
often alongside schlosseri Paula Ferris
common 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
on rocks and wracks Judith Oakley
2 2009-09-17 Rockham, North Devon
Small sandy bay flanked by slatey clifs, small headlands with rocky substrate in gulleys between rocks
Sizeable patches on sides of shady rocks low shore, several of tiny patches elsewhere Paula Ferris
3 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
small patches low shore under stones Paula Ferris
Few patches 2010-09-09 Westward Ho!
Semi-exposed shore, rocky shore at end sandy beach, rock platform cut by gullies and pools, sand at low tide
Low shore, damp pl;aces, also some but less Bot. schlosseri Paula Ferris
1 small colony 28/10/11 Hartland Quay
Very exposed rocky coast
beneath boulder in deep surge gully. Lower shore. (Image submitted) Robert Durrant
occasional 04/06/2012 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.
A few patches found amongst B. schlosseri in same gully, and on other overhangs or under stones. Robert Durrant