Recording Marine Life


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Records of Electra pilosa

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
mid-lowshore on algae and rock Sonia Rowley
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
lowershore on laminaria spp Sonia Rowley
Common 2009-08-21 Cow Gap near Eastbourne
Beach consisting mainly of bolders, cobbles, pebbles with patchs of clay and sand.
Found on many pieces of washed up seaweed. Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-10-25 Bexhill on Sea
Shingle shore at high tide
On various washed up seaweeds (mainly Fucus sp) Nigel Sawyer
Common 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)
All over shore! Nigel Sawyer
05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Kristie Wilkinson
05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
Large colonies on various algae. Manly found on laminaria digitata Kristie Wilkinson
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!)
On washed up pieces of seaweed Nigel Sawyer
1 16/04/2011 Nothe Fort, Weymouth
Rocky shore below Nothe Gardens towards the Stone Pier. Some shells look more like Venerupis rhomboides than sengalensis. Some unidentified small shrimps/ prawns seen in wide crevices
Small piece on a piece of seaweed - long "pili" Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Several small (c.20mm)seaweeds covered in this bryozoan Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 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)
On seaweed Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 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
On seaweeds washed up and some also seen on a trapped lobster at Seaford Nigel Sawyer
Common 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
On many washed up seaweed fronds Nigel Sawyer
common 07/05/2012 Paignton, Devon
Preston Sands, northern end of Paignton beach, has a rocky shore. Low tide was 0.5m above CD
On fucus and laminarian fronds at 0.5m CD Jo Corke
Common 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
On washed up seaweeds Nigel Sawyer