Recording Marine Life


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Records of Clavelina lepadiformis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
P 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
2 colonies found under a rock on the lower shore. West Park Primary
O 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Occassional, small colonies under rocks mid-low shore. Seashore Safari
P 2004-06-07 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Low shore between pools
Lower shore pools Kim-Marie Clothier
9 2005-07-06 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks - Wembury Beach
underneath of rock on low shore rockpool. Cat Ridout
3 2005-07-08 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
under rock mid shore rockpool Cat Ridout
6 2005-07-09 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
colony of six together, anchored within Botryllus Cat Ridout
19 2005-07-10 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
all attached to side of rock in low shore rockpools Cat Ridout
P 2005-07-12 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
25-30 all attached to side of rockpools, low shore Cat Ridout
R 2005-07-09 Wembury
Wembury, Devon
Rare 2 clumps under boulders Judith Oakley
F 2005-06-29
Kingswear marina, Dartmouth, Devon
frequent on pontoons Judith Oakley
3 2005-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
attached to side of rockpool, low shore Cat Ridout
5 2005-07-21 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
attached to rock low shore Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
attached underneath rock on low shore Cat Ridout
O 2005-08-02
Far pontoon, Queen Anne's Battery marina
occasional on pontoons Judith Oakley
approx 20 2005-09-18 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury beach - right side rockpools
cluster attached on side of rock, low shore pool Cat Ridout
Common 2005-06-12
German minesweeper (M343) wreck, 32 m deep. 9 miles sw of Jersey, Channel Isles.
Common throughout wreckage, small individuals (u to 3 cm long)within colonies. Yellow lines (tracts) within the zooids. Sonia Rowley
Common 2005-06-19
Wreck of the King Cadwallan, Scilly Isles, on the Hard Lewis Rocks. 36 meters deep, underwater visibility 8-9 meters, slight current. SE 5. Sea temperature 13 degrees.
Amongst wreckage, especially sides and some undersides. Up to 3 cm long. Sonia Rowley
Present 2005-06-19
Wreck of the Italia off St. Agnes, Scilly Isles. 39 meters deep, underwater visibility >12 meters, water temperature 13 degrees. No water speed and weather calm with variable 1!! Afternoon dive. Wreck broken up on rocks.
Present in small colonies around sides and undersides of wreckage. Yellow inner tracts. Colonies up to 8 cm long, individuals ~2-2.5 cm high. Sonia Rowley
1 2005-10-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
attached to side of rock in rockpool, low shore Cat Ridout
frequent 2005-10-26
marina pontoons, Falmouth marina, Falmouth,Cornwall
In large groups on pontoons Judith Oakley
25 individ 2006-07-07 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Middle shore Cat Ridout
15 2006-06-08 Blackstone Rocks
Blakstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Middle shore, attached to rock Cat Ridout
common 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Yellow intestines - in clusters throughout wreck Sonia Rowley
common 2006-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m underwater vis >12m
yellow digestive glands in clusters around wreck Sonia Rowley
common 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Yellow digestive gland, in clusters on wreck Sonia Rowley
Rare 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Rare 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
large group 2006-06-17
Cellars beach, yealm estuary, devon
Under overhang on waters edge, sheltered Jon Parr
less than 1% 2007-06-17 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Dorset
Polly Whyte
20 2007-08-30
Coombesgate, north Woolacombe beach.
Towards base of gulley wall under water, 20mm Paula Ferris
12 2007-09-28 Barricane and Coombesgate
Barricane & Coombesgate, Woolacombe Bay
towards base of exposed rock in gulley on low shore Paula Ferris
Hundreds 2007-10-07
Ipswich Docks, Suffolk
On pier pilings in marina Keith Robin
Present 2008-06-06
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
2008-07-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
under rock near star fish Cat Ridout
DD/MM/YYYY Bigbury Bay
Persier wrech, Bigbury Bay, Devon
Trish Carter
Abundant 2009-06-27 Torquay Marina
All species found on the pontoon floats of Torquay Marina
Widely spread across all pontoons - sometimes occuring singly, sometimes aggregated Holly Latham
Common 2009-07-04 Brixham Marina
All species found on the pontoon floats in Brixham Marina
Patchy distribution, abundant in areas Holly Latham
20 est 2010-06-24 Polzeath
North rocky shore of Hayle Bay, Polzeath, 2 m deep low shore gulley,and environs
Cluster on near vertical wall of gulley, below lobster crevice Paula Ferris
60 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
Underlip of crack at base of gully wall, 3 clusters Paula Ferris
30 02/06/2011 Batten Bay
Rocky shore at Mount Batten
Marlin Beach Rangers
4 colonies 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.
3 colonies found low under overhangs, 1 under a loose boulder. Robert Durrant
Abundant 05/06/2012 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.
At most extreme seaward end of gully, abundant colonies of C. lepadiformis were found, above and below water, intermingled with B. schlosseri and other tunicates. (Only accessible at lowest tides - this 0.7m at Ilfracombe and very flat sea) Robert Durrant