Recording Marine Life


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Records of Crassostrea gigas

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2001-08-01
Polhorn Cove, Whitsands Bay, Cornwall
Single individual on barnacle covered rock. Dave Peake
3 2004-09-18 Batten Bay
Batten bay, Plymouth
Marina Marltby
1 2005-05-12 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Attached to underside of rock in a rockpool Faye Wood
20 2005-06-14
Epple Bay, Birchington, Kent
In rockpool, filter feeding Lee McPherson
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 7, years 4-6, Elizabeth Bone, Lily Battershil, Rosalind Brown, Dolores and Emily Steer Holbeton School
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 6, year 3,5&6, Jack, Isaac, Tom Rogers, Francis and Anthony Holbeton School
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 5, year 4-6, Jacob P, Joe, Piran Speed, Toby and James Holbeton School
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 1, year 4-5, Rory, Moses Sherrel, Jake Lann, Sturan and Dermot Holbeton School
4 2005-09-26 Fowey estuary
Fowey estuary, marina, Cornwall
Large specimens inside tyre Judith Oakley
Present 2005-09-28
Harbour walls of St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall.
Many seen growing on the harbour walls of St Michael's Mount. Lesley Sedgeman
Present 2005
Southend foreshore, Southend-on-Sea
Large amounts seen over the past 3-4 years along the foreshore and in the creeks and backwaters. Paul Gilson
17 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, PLymouth
Attached to rocks
common
On rocks
2 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, PLymouth
On rocks Newton Ferrers Primary School
None 2007-01-23
Branscombe Bay, Devon
2 Shells were found in rock pools. Milly Hatton-Brown
1
Common 2007-07-14
Jennycliff
Jayne Evans
many 2007-09-16
Yealm Estuary
On sediment, low tide Jon Parr
Frequent 2008-01-12
Mount Batten, Plymouth
19 counted by this group of 3 in an hour Seashore Safari
1 2007-05-16 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
Attached to rock Judith Oakley
Frequent 2008-04-18
Mount Batten N50:21:25 W4:07:40
Boulders / crevices open rock Seashore Safari
2 2008-03-23 Calshot beach
Calshot beach, Fawley, Southampton
Lying on sand at low water, alive Jenny Mallinson
many 2008-06-22
Yealm Estuary
Jon Parr
1 2008-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Black stone rocks
on the top of a rock near the lower shore Cat Ridout
3 2008-07-24 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
all found in one gully approx 3 feet apart Cat Ridout
Abundant 2008-08-26
Kingsand Beach, Cornwall.
Alot of these scattered about on the rocks. Very common and between 6 and 10cm in length. Amelia Bridges
Common 2008-10-17
Sharrow Point, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall 50:19:52N 4:12:48W
Found on large rocky outcrops, mid-low shore Milly Hatton-Brown
Common 2008-10-17
Kingsand
Living on large rocks mis- low shore. Milly Hatton-Brown
5 2008-10-14
Dog Beach, Looe, Cornwall
All attached to rock faces, 3 on the middle shore and 2 on the lower shore. Amelia Bridges
20+- 2009-09-04 Pegwell Bay, Kent
Ex hoverport on mudflats
Cemented to old hovercraft slipway David Rolfe
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
lots! 2010-05-02 Royal William Yard
Royal William Yard, Stonehouse, Plymouth Inside the basin/ harbour and on the seward walls facing Mayflower Marina
seen attached to inner and outer walls. Visible as pedestrian and canoeist Sally Richards
1 21/03/2011 Hastings
Shingle and rocks with some rockpools and sandy areas
Single specimen found Nigel Sawyer
20 08/04/2011 Mount Edgecumbe
The rocky shore around the point of Mount Edgecumbe.
Bex House