Recording Marine Life


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Records of Cliona celata

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
present 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
On inside of old shell(oyster) Sonia Rowley
abundant 2007-09-29
Oxwich Point, Gower
on and in rocks Judith Oakley
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
on and in all rocks Judith Oakley
2008-09-28 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Portland, Dorset
Trish Carter
Common 26032011 Eastbourne
Follow up to early record
Common on oyster shells Nigel Sawyer
Common 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
Borings mainly in loose chalk pebbles Nigel Sawyer
Common 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Lots of "bore holes" in chalk Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 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 chalk but also shells Nigel Sawyer
Abdundant 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
Chalk and shells and barnacles 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 oyster shells Nigel Sawyer
Very common 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
In chalk Nigel Sawyer