Recording Marine Life


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Records of Conger conger

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
>15 2005-06-12
German minesweeper (M343) wreck, 32 m deep. 9 miles sw of Jersey, Channel Isles.
Lost count there were so many, poking out of holes within wreckage, often 3 or 4 in one opening. Sonia Rowley
1 2005-09-24
Scylla Dive Wreck, Whitsands Bay, Cornwall
In gear box room on Scylla, at approx 12:49 hours. Brian Allen
common 2005-06-14
Heinrick Hay Brittany. Depth 33m under water vis>12m H2O temp 14c.
Over 5 large individuals in boiler funnel all with heads poking out Sonia Rowley
4 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
In holes of wreckage Sonia Rowley
1 2007-03-30 Porthkerris
Porthkerris beach between reef and western beach
Seen between reef and shore
1 2007-10-11
Barricane Beach towards Grunta, woolacombe
small conger, 10cm diam?, upper low shore, in crevice Paula Ferris
35,biggest 18 lb 2008-01-20
Fishing on Corus breakwater
fishing,all fish in list returned Brandon jones
1 21/03/2011 Helwell Bay
Rocky shore ledges - lower middle shore seawater filled large gully/rock pool
trapped in large seawater gully/rock pool at low tide Mark Ward
1 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
< 2 ft, in crevice, low shore Paula Ferris
6 08/08/2011 Loch Long, Arrochar
Sea Loch
Rock crevice's from 600mm- 2m long below 10m Gordon Greenan
1 24/09/2011 Swanage
Water depths of 2m to 30m with water temperature of 18 degrees C.
Wreck at 30m, could not determine length but reasonably large judging by head size. Julian Madle
3 11/06/2011 West Bay
M2 wreck at 35m
35m deep, very large (could not see entire animal but head around 10cm across) Julian Madle
10 11/09/2011 West of Shetland
Offshore, West of Shetland. Oil drilling site.
Hiding in a structure on the seabed. Structure had been there for 1 year. Images on SERPENT website: http://archive.serpentproject.com/2152/ Andrew Gates