Recording Marine Life

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Records of Buccinum undatum

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
A few individual whelks were found of a couple of different species only 2 or 3 were recorded
Found attached to rock
Found on the lower littoral zone, attached to exposed surface.
P 2004-09-26 Ainsdale Sands
Ainsdale Sands, near Southport
Less than 10 seen on open sand. Partially buried. May have been disturbed by storm strength winds. Colin Liptrot
6 2004-10-26 Wembury beach
Wembury beach
Seen on rocks near rockpools. Simon Roper
P 2005-02-01
Southampton water
Abi Birkett
few 2005-12-07
e.g. South coast of Lindisfarne, near the harbour.
200 2006-01-14 Squires Gate
Beach at Squires Gate between Blackpool and St. Annes
empty shells washed up on shore. More than usual. Pamela Irving
200 2006-01-14 Squires Gate
Beach at Squires Gate between Blackpool and St. Annes
empty shells washed up on shore. More than usual. Pamela Irving
strandline shells and eggs Kathryn Turner
2003-03-23 Fleetwood north
Fleetwood north, Flyde coast
Shells and eggs Kathryn Turner

Common 2009-06-20 Hastings
Rocky shore below East Hill with some sand patches, shingle, pebbles and boulders. There is also a rocky \"platform\" mid-low shore with many crevices and small rock pools. Other species certainly present including some hydroids, bryzoans, brown flatworms, probable Bullhead and other fish
Many broken shells Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-07-05 Cow Gap, Eastbourne
Boulder, rocks and stone leading down to sea, some sandy/gravel patches, with small rock pools and some finer sediment. Un identified Spirobius sp, Sandhoppers and worm (prob Hermanthoe impar - picture sent via post) as well as seaweeds
Shells only Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-07-18 Eastbourne, below Pinnacle
Mainly soft bedrock with pools and some pebble and sandy areas. Storms previous day and persistant strong wind. Some unidentified hydroids (?Obelia) also found 2 metre low tide so water level fairly high
Egg cases and shells seen Nigel Sawyer
1 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
Shell only Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-08-21 Cow Gap near Eastbourne
Beach consisting mainly of bolders, cobbles, pebbles with patchs of clay and sand.
Shells only Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 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
Shells washed up on shore Nigel Sawyer
NA 2009-08-24 Silloth
Shell beach with mussels.
NA North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
Common 2009-08-29 Two Tree Island Essex
Mudflats and saltmarsh
Shells washed up on shore Nigel Sawyer
2 2009-10-03 Eastbourne Beach
Low tide, pebble beach, wood groins
Groines / rock pools Greg Rampley
Uncommon 2009-10-25 Bexhill on Sea
Shingle shore at high tide
Broken shells only Nigel Sawyer
1 2009-11-01 Fleetwood North
Sunken car park in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
1 2009-10-27 St Anne's Pier
Area North of the pier.
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
n/a 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Eggs North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
n/a 2010-01-29 Crosby Beach, Liverpool
Surveying carried out on the beach near Brighton-le-Sands, Liverpool, Merseyside. Recorded by Daniel Flenley.
Shell only North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
n/a 2010-02-12 Thurstaston Beach
Thurstaston Beach, Wirral, Merseyside. Recorded by Wirral Wildlife & Kathryn Turner
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
Common 2010-04-21 Cow Gap, Beachy Head Sussex
Rock pools and sandstone area. Area of sand and some mud/ sand patches amongst the boulders and other rocks. Jaera sp also seen. Pools near the cliff had the seaweed Dumontia incrassata and shells of Mactra stultorum were also found (neither listed in DB)
Mainly broken shells Nigel Sawyer
Common 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
Shells only Nigel Sawyer
5 2010-06-20 Pevensey Bay
Just east of Eastbourne, a typical East Sussex pebble beach with some small areas of sand at low tide
Carole Manion
Common 21/03/2011 Hastings
Shingle and rocks with some rockpools and sandy areas
Washed up shells and egg cases Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 26/12/2011 Eastbourne Pier
The area of shingle and sand around the pier Strandline consisted of absolutely 1000s of oyster shells amonst a few other things. Ensis ensis was also found, at least 6 shell pairs
Only a few broken shells found 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 Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 16/04/2011 Weymouth Beach
Large sandy beach with large areas of worm holes and casts. Mactra stulturom common and so were the broken (large!) shell of Ensis siliqua (neither in the DB list)
Washed up broken shell Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 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
Broken shells and egg cases Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
Few broken shells and egg cases Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Few broken shells seen Nigel Sawyer
Common 22/07/2011 Hope Gap Sussex
Chalk platform. 1m low tide and investigated area straight in front of the steps. Many cobbles and stones in the gulleys which were turned and looked at. A bootlace worm, encrusting bryozoan, a couple of unidentitied (and not photographed) chitons also seen - had to escape the rising tide)
Mainly broken shell and egg cases on strand line Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 06/08/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform at low tide (1.2m) Several unidentified seaweeds seen and two scale worms (?Harmothoe impar). ALso Halurus equisetifolius which does not appear in the list
A few shells seen Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Few shells and empty egg masses Nigel Sawyer
15 20/01/2012 Gortein point
East side of Loch Fyne, Scotland
lots of eggs Peter Bardsley
10 07/04/2012 Gorey
Flat sandy area
Kevin McIlwee
Common 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
Egg cases on shore and a few broken shells Nigel Sawyer
10 15/06/2012 Lynmouth Foreshore East
Rock Pool Ecology session.
on stones in rock pools Hannah Lord