Recording Marine Life

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Records of Caryophyllia smithii

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
3 2003-05-26 Eastern Kings Point
Firestone Bay
Seen on wall. James Highfield
Abundant 2004-04-18
Lampay Island reef, Isle of Skye
On rock walls and boulders at approx 15m Alison Fish
1 2005-02-10
Plymouth Hoe to the west of the Waterfront pub, Lowtide on rocks
On overhang Jon Parr
1 2005-02-10
Plymouth Hoe to the west of the Waterfront pub, Lowtide on rocks
On an overhang, lowshore Jon Parr
1 2005-04-09
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Single coral seen, intertidal about 1m above CD Nigel Mortimer
P 2005-03-12 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen under overhangs on lower shore Seashore Safari
1 2005-05-08
Snapes Point Salcombe Estuary Devon
Seen rock 0.5 above CD Jo Corke
Common 2005-06-20
Wreck of the Cita, Scilly Isles. 35 meters deep, under water visibility 18 meters, water temperature 12 degrees. Weather excellent, no wind and no water current. Wreckage in amongst jewel anemone encrusted rocks. Morning dive.
General solitary throughout wreckage, inside and out. Up to 2.5 cm in diameter. Sonia Rowley
one 2006-01-28
ex HMS Scylla
On the helicopter landing deck Peter Messenger
common 2006-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. 33m depth. underwater vis >12m
solitary throughout wreck Sonia Rowley
common 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On wreckage upto 3cm wide Sonia Rowley
V. low shore lower part of crevices of large rocks upto 1.5 cm
Roughly 50 2007-10-26 Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe
Tunnels Beach, Ilfracombe
On rock walls at low tide - usual position Paula Ferris
12 2009-07-24 Tunnels Beach, North Devon
Rocky shore, slatey sand, 2 private beaches accessed by tunnel with Victorian bathing pool commercially exploited as visitor attraction.
In usual place on shoreward rock face at low water Paula Ferris
1 2010-06-24 Polzeath
North rocky shore of Hayle Bay, Polzeath, 2 m deep low shore gulley,and environs
Small.<1cm diam, on vert gulley wall in recess Paula Ferris
1 2010-07-15 Tunnels, Ilfracombe
Rocky shore below Ladies Pool at Tunnels beach, verticals, overhangs and gulleys, some flat boulders..7m tide, but rough sea, no access surge gullies
Underside boulder, small <20mm. Paula Ferris
8 19/02/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Low shore rocks & gullies adjacent nearly parallel to sea, leading into kelp strewn with flat stones/boulders
on vertical wall of lowest shore gulley, facing sea, small closed anemones - my first sighting at Lee - probably others, tide coming in Paula Ferris
29 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
3 groups of about 8, on various steep surfaces, others scattered individuals, lowest shore Paula Ferris
28 28/09/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Low shore gullies
3 main places, all low shore, on 2 vertical rock faces parallel to shore, and roof of alcove in rock Paula Ferris
40 20/01/2012 Gortein point
East side of Loch Fyne, Scotland
Peter Bardsley
100 07/04/2012 Gorey
Flat sandy area
Kevin McIlwee
5 08/04/2012 Hele
Rocky outcrops and stones exposed at ELWS on shingly beach in area principally of shale bedrock.
Five living specimens, other poss remains, quite scattered. Sizes from 7-12mm diam. In deep recesses of murky overhangs facing direction of incoming waves. Robert Durrant