Recording Marine Life


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Records of Chondrus crispus

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
F 2002-05-11
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
Frequent, found in upper shore rock pool BTCV/ MilleniumVolunteers
F 2002-09-07
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth Sound.
Frequent, seen during Seashore Safari in rockpools Samuel Parr
O 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
mid to low shore in rockpools Ruth Williams
P 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
No further comments. West Park Primary
A 2004-06-01
Birling Gap, near Eastbourne, East Sussex
Abundant Mike Murphy
P 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, west facing rocky platforms north of sandy bay. Midshore area, rock rocks with frequent pools, shallow and deep. Sunny & cloudy, strong breeze site 2
In rockpools 2% coverage (5m x 5m area) David Butt (Brauton School)
P 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, North Devon. West facing rocky platform north of sandy bay. Low shore area, steep & rugged rock with deep pools & gullies. Site 3.
In rockpools 5% coverage (5m x 5m area) David Butt (Brauton School)
A 2005-06-27
Saltdean, east of Brighton, East Sussex
Abundant Kate Cole
P 2005-06-25
Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay
Seen in rockpools Judith Oakley
lots 2005-10-11
Lynmouth east
In pools mill lane
lots 2005-10-13
Lynmouth foreshore
On rocks mill lane

1 2006-05-23 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks - Wembury Beach
14cm across body. Possibly so high up due to heavy weather conditions. Cat Ridout
2007-07-14
peveril point swanage dorset
Steve Trewhella
ocasional 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
in few rockpools Judith Oakley
Uncommon 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
Some patches mainly in rock pools close to low tide 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
Nigel Sawyer
Common 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
In pipeline gulley 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
Clumps washed up on shore Nigel Sawyer
n/a 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Live specimens North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
Common 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
Numbers increased closer to the dea Nigel Sawyer
Occasional 2010-04-17 North Landing, Flamborough
Mainly chalk bedrock with cobbles and boulders- about 1/3 of the side is exposed rock. Live cover is mainly algae with limpits being far less abundant.
Anthony Hurd
Occassional 2010-10-06 Plimont, Guernsey
Semi enclosed bay, sand with outcrops of rock perpemdicular to low water mark. Associated with the outcrops are motile stones and pools. (many alga species in rock pools dieing back)
Under other seaweed. Tabitha Pearman
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
Few pieces washed up Nigel Sawyer
5 02/06/2011 Batten Bay
Rocky shore at Mount Batten
Marlin Beach Rangers
Lots 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
Uncommon 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
Few seen lower down shore in rock pools Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Several plants in rock pools 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)
Rock pools Nigel Sawyer
Very common 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
Some large patches near the low shore Nigel Sawyer
Common 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Mainly in rock pools Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
Some washed up fronds Nigel Sawyer