Recording Marine Life


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Records of Cyclopterus lumpus

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2003-03-16 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, off the Bathing Huts, Devon.
One at about 10m below low water level. Greg Partridge
3 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
3 males seen repeatedly in the same positions. Paul Parsons
3 2003-04-06 Selsey
Clay/sandstone wall just to the left os Selsey Lifeboat station, West Sussex.
3 males seen in the same spots over a 3 week period.Tucked into sheltered parts of the wall. All within 10m of each other. Seen at this spot this time last year. Have seen others in this area in 1999. Paul Parsons
1 2003-06-22
Browns Bay at about 6 metres depth
Nesting in rocks at about 6 metres depth. Mark Beaman
2 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Found two males guarding egg masses. One male was between two egg patches, one was golden yellow the other was bright white. This male had dappled markings with pale red/orange colouring. The other male was a pale green/yellow. Both fish inactive, sat next to eggs. Undisturbed by my presence and photography. Paul Parsons
1 2004-04-11
Inner Mulberry harbour off Selsey Bill, Sussex
One male, Lying on flat section of wreckage - no eggs visible. Gavin Parsons
1 2004-05-16
Browns Bay, just north of Cullercoats Harbour
Close to the shore in approximately 6 metres Mark Beaman
1 2004-05-31
Browns Bay, north of Cullercoats harbour
Approximately 200 metres from the (male) lumpsucker seen on 16.05.2004. This female lumpsucker was in about 7 metres lying in a opening of a rock overhang. Mark Beaman
2 2004-06-05
Browns Bay, just north of Cullercoats Harbour, North Tyneside
First female lumpsucker seen in 3.5 metres amongst the wreck of the Butetown. The second female lumpsucker was on the other side of the reef at about 7 metres, approximately 50 metres away from the wreck. Mark Beaman
2 2004-06-12 Browns Bay
Browns Bay. Just north of Cullercoats Harbour, Tyne & Wear
1 female in about 9 metres and 1 male in about 2 metres and a very short distance from the mainland. Both in rock crevices Mark Beaman
8-10 p.a. 2002-06-24
Cardigan Bay, West Wales
These fish are caught in lobster pot and are always released and returned to the sea Mrs L.M. Hicks
1 2006-01-21
Low water mark - Largo Beach, Lower Largo, Fife
Beside rock pool on beach - length 25cm - male (dead) Maria Vint
1
Hiding in curled up frond of S. polyschides
1
Pale Green colour, 10-13cm, laying on sandy Beach, fresh, no damage to eyes or fins, Photo available
2007-02-17 Birsay Beach
Birsay Beach, Point of Buckquoy, West Mainland Orkney Moderately exposed shore. Driftline
Batch of lumpsucker eggs in driftline and viable Jeannine Hazlehurst
1 2008-05-26 Whitley Bay
Between Collywell Bay Seaton Sluice and St Mary's Whitley Bay
Caught and taken to Tynemouth Bluereef Aquarium Pete McNaughton
1 2009-04-11 Dunbar Harbour
East Lothian
Stuck to weed under harbour bridge George Redpath
1 2009-04-11 Dunbar Harbour
East Lothian
Captured in net. 1x adult male lumpfish in full orange milting colours. 1.5lb approx 10-12 inches approx. George Redpath
1 2009-08-07 Aberdour (Black Sands beach)
Beach with many rock pools
In rockpool Michael Iseard
1 2010-04-24 Meadfoot
Directly off the end carpark (where the icecream van parks) 60 meters from the shore. In 5 meters of water
In a small hole/nest Philip Austin
1 2010-05-24 Dover harbour
Along the Eastern arm sea wall inside the harbour
Basketball size, maybe slightly smaller. Environmental Office
1 15/03/11 Tollesbury
Washed up by the new seawall in the coastal realignment managed retreat at the bottom of Station Road.
Dead female on seawall (roe and intestine obvious next to body). Reference photos taken will be forwarded by email. This is our first record of this species on our Essex database. Darren Tansley
1 21/03/2011 CREEKSEA ON RIVER CROUCH
STONEY / MUD BEACH AND RIVER BOTTOM
LENGTH 24 CMS,MALE,VERY LOW TIDE,POOL CREATED BY SPOKES OF OLD CARTWHEEL.FISH WAS 1/3RD OUT OF WATER BUT REMAINED IN SAME AREA WHEN TIDE CAME IN TO ALLOW FISH TO SWIM UPRIGHT. JAMES GIBSON
1 20/01/2012 Gortein point
East side of Loch Fyne, Scotland
very shall 3m Peter Bardsley