Recording Marine Life

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Records of Cerastoderma edule

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
O 2000-08-08
Inner Farne; Farne Islands
Occassional, Washed up on shore Owain Gabb
O 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
low shore and shallow water Ruth Williams
O 2000-05-24 Knox Reef
Knox Reef; Farne Islands
Occassional, washed up on shore Owain Gabb
5 2005-05-21
lower intertidal zone Jamie Walls
2 2005-05-21
upper intertidal zone Jamie Walls
abundant 2006-09-11
Poole harbour
Steve Trewhella
Strandline Kathryn Turner
2003-03-23 Fleetwood north
Fleetwood north, Flyde coast
Shells and alive Kathryn Turner

1 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
In the rocks Adrian Cooke
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
Uncommon 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
Broken shells Nigel Sawyer
Common 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
Many shells washed up on shore Nigel Sawyer
Many millions 2009-09-04 Pegwell Bay, Kent
Ex hoverport on mudflats
Washed up dead and alive at hoverport and adjacent saltings David Rolfe
Common 2009-08-29 Two Tree Island Essex
Mudflats and saltmarsh
Many washed up shells Nigel Sawyer
Occasional 5 - 40% 2009-09-29 West Mud
West side of river Tamar, opposite dockyard, between Millbrook and St John\'s Lake
In mud/gravel patches between the eelgrass John Hepburn
5 individuals per square meter 2009-08-08 Dalnie Zelency
Tidal flat, called Dalniy Plaj (\"Far beach\" in English translation from Russian), a place of historical long-term observations of intertidal soft-bottom communities.
Species was mostly abundant at MTL, some individuals could be found at the LTL. Evgeny Genelt-Yanovskiy
1 2009-11-01 Fleetwood North
Sunken car park in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
Living specimen 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
NA 2009-08-13 Blackpool Central - South Shore
Sandy beach
Alive North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
n/a 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Shell only 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
Live specimens and shell only North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
Uncommon 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)
broken shells Nigel Sawyer
300 29/01/2011 Crosby Beach
Shore at Crosby beach, on the Mersey estuary.Merseyside
Empty shells on beach Susan McManus
300 10/02/2011 Crosby Beach, Crosby, Liverpool
A sandy, slowly shelving beach of sand and mud at Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside.
on sand Steve McWilliam
Uncommon 21/03/2011 Hastings
Shingle and rocks with some rockpools and sandy areas
Few washed up shells 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
Few washed up Nigel Sawyer
1 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!)
One pair of shells 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)
Only a few shells found Nigel Sawyer
2 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Two shells washed up. Not commonly seen here Nigel Sawyer
25 26/02/2012 Flaxfort Strand
surface of intertidal zone John Lynch