Recording Marine Life

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Records of Crepidula fornicata

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1000+ 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Many empty shells disguise the many living clusters. Paul Parsons
P 2003-03-13 Asia Shoal
Drakes Island, Plymouth Sound, Devon
Groups (10-15 seen). John Bleach
1 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Angie Squires
O 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
on low shore sand flat Ruth Williams
2 2005-04-07 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
One small live individual on a larger, empty slipper limpet shell. Guy Baker
20 2005-05-21
lower intertidal zone Jamie Walls
4 2005-05-21
upper intertidal zone Jamie Walls
5 2005-06-05
Goodrington Sands on shore in front of Seashore Centre
On rocks and shells Judith Oakley
F 2005-06-27
Saltdean, east of Brighton, East Sussex
Frequent, present at all levels of the shore. Kate Cole
Frequent. 2005-06-30
Tinsley reef, Start Bay, south coast near Dartmouth
On great scallop shells Sonia Rowley
1 2005-08-31
on cancer pagurus Clive Ellis
1 2005-09-18 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury beach - right side rockpools
attached under stone in low shore gulley (with one juvenile clingfish) Cat Ridout
2 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, PLymouth
Under boulder
Young specimen on settlement panel
20 2006-08-26
Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot, S Wales.
Small specimens, some in stacks of 6/7, all attached to necklace shells on sandy beach Judith Oakley
abundant 2006-09-11
Poole harbour
Steve Trewhella
5 2005-08-21
Bayards cove dartmouth harbour
On carapace of l. depurator Sonia Rowley
loads/common 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
on shells Sonia Rowley
None 2007-01-23
Branscombe Bay, Devon
Milly Hatton-Brown
present 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
On empty scallop shells on seabed Sonia Rowley
Lower shore on rocks and Caranas maenas carapace
none 2007-07-19
Branscombe beach
one shell was found in rockpool Milly Hatton-Brown
20 2007-09-16
Yealm Estuary
On sediment, low tide Jon Parr
abundant 2007-09-10
Carnac, Britanny
Many revealed at low tide, sandy bottom Jon Parr
2 2008-01-20
West Bay, Dorset. Beach between the harbour and cliffs.
shells on shore a low tide Matthew Law
3 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
on bare rock Judith Oakley
1 2006-04-01
25 2006-08-26
e.g. South coast of Lindisfarne, near the harbour.
1 2007-04-09 Port Eynon
1 2007-05-16 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
12 2007-09-27
Aberavon Sands
Stack of 3 Judith Oakley
Not found 2008-04-18
Mount Batten N50:21:25 W4:07:40
boulders / crevice rockpools Seashore Safari
common 2008-09-29
East Beach, Selsey Bill, West Sussex. Adjacent to wooden launching ramp
in shallow depressions on gravel james lucey
1 2008-07-06
Aberafan Beach, Port Talbot, south
attached to Hinia reticulata shell. First time I have observed this. Judith Oakley
Common 2008-10-17
Found living on loose scallop shells in stack of up to 3 or 4. Milly Hatton-Brown
4 2008-10-14
Dog Beach, Looe, Cornwall
3 small ones found on the same small rock in a rockpool on the middle shore and 1 larger one found on the lower shore under a overhang. Amelia Bridges
10 2008-09-28 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Portland, Dorset
Trish Carter
1 2009-05-02 New Quay Harbour
Cardigan Bay
Shell washed up on strandline - the first I have seen in Cardigan Bay Ben Sampson
13 2009-05-10 Bournemouth Beach
Sandy beach
Two stacks of 6 and 7 washed up on the beach, all alive except the bottom ones Daniel Small
Abundant 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
Many broken shells and indiviudals attached to stones Nigel Sawyer
Abdundant 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
Hundreds if not thousands of shells Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-07-18 Eastbourne, below Pinnacle
Mainly soft bedrock with pools and some pebble and sandy areas. Storms previous day and persistant strong wind. Some unidentified hydroids (?Obelia) also found 2 metre low tide so water level fairly high
Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 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
Many shells Nigel Sawyer
Abdundant 2009-08-21 Cow Gap near Eastbourne
Beach consisting mainly of bolders, cobbles, pebbles with patchs of clay and sand.
Mainly washed up shells. One or two in situ Nigel Sawyer
Abdundant 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
Many shells washed up on shore along with some clumps of up to 5 individuals Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-09-21 Eastbourne Pier
The pier at Eastbourne. Sandy beach below shingle with some soft bedrock with pools. In addition to the list Mactra stultrom common, as were hydroids (unidentified on the pier structure)
Many shells Nigel Sawyer
Abdundant 2009-10-25 Bexhill on Sea
Shingle shore at high tide
Many washed up shells Nigel Sawyer
Abdundant 2010-04-21 Cow Gap, Beachy Head Sussex
Rock pools and sandstone area. Area of sand and some mud/ sand patches amongst the boulders and other rocks. Jaera sp also seen. Pools near the cliff had the seaweed Dumontia incrassata and shells of Mactra stultorum were also found (neither listed in DB)
Mainly washed up shells Nigel Sawyer
Common 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
Shells only. Few \"stacks\" of living mollusc Nigel Sawyer
Common 21/03/2011 Hastings
Shingle and rocks with some rockpools and sandy areas
Lots of washed up shells Nigel Sawyer
Common 26/12/2011 Eastbourne Pier
The area of shingle and sand around the pier Strandline consisted of absolutely 1000s of oyster shells amonst a few other things. Ensis ensis was also found, at least 6 shell pairs
Up to strandline Nigel Sawyer
COmmon 03/04/2011 Bognor Regis
Following tide out. Strandline to tide line. Shingle to sand but with little washed up on sand. Many worm casts/ holes. Orange sponges also washed up. A single Pollachius sp (full size) was on the beach but too badly damaged to id to Pollock or COley (Gull attacked!)
Washed up on strandline Nigel Sawyer
Common 16/04/2011 Weymouth Beach
Large sandy beach with large areas of worm holes and casts. Mactra stulturom common and so were the broken (large!) shell of Ensis siliqua (neither in the DB list)
washed up shells Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
Many shells washed up Nigel Sawyer
Common 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Many washed up shells and a few <10mm specimens attached to rocks/ stones 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)
Shells but some on low shore 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
Many shells and some live inviduals low on the 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.
Many washed up shells. One or two small "stacks" in situ Nigel Sawyer
1 01/09/2011 Port Wrinkle
Strandline, rocky shore midway between East and West beaches
Empty 3cm shell found on strandline - I have never seen this species in this area before. Mike Forrow
12 07/04/2012 Gorey
Flat sandy area
Kevin McIlwee
Common 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
Many shells Nigel Sawyer