Recording Marine Life

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Records of Gibbula umbilicalis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
P 2003-06-25
Trevone/Newstrain Beach - flat slate rock outcrop
Numerous, seen on rocks. St Issey School Group
P 2003-07-16
Polzeath, north Cornwall. Rocky shore
Numerous on rocks. Liz Barton
P 2003-07-11
Constantine Bay - rocky shore with sandy inlets & gullies
Numerous, seen on rocks and in crevices.
P 2003-07-14
Bude (north coast, rocky area seawardside of breakwater (13:00-14:00).
Numerous on rocks and in rockpools.
Specimens found appeared in good health, varied in size.
R 2004-03-26
Woddy Bay - North sheltered bay approx 2km long comprising mainly boulders,and pebbles with some overhangs and rockpools. Waterfalls onto beach (photos enclosed)
Rare - 15 in rocks and in pools Barbara Haddrill
C 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Common on rocks and seaweed from high to mid shore. Seashore Safari
C 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
Mid to low shore on rocks and in rockpools Ruth Williams
C 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
Common, seen on midshore rocks. West Park Primary
20 2004-06-07 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Low shore between pools
On rock, upper and middle shore Kim-Marie Clothier
100 2004-07-03 Coombe Martin Bay
Coombe Martin Bay, Devon. Rocky platform adjacent to muddy/sandy/shingly beach. Large man made pools at top of beach.
On rocks in pools and out of pools Barbara Haddrill
283 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, west facing rocky platforms north of sandy bay. Midshore area, rock rocks with frequent pools, shallow and deep. Sunny & cloudy, strong breeze site 2
On rocks & in pools David Butt (Brauton School)
R 2004-08-10 Constantine Beach
Rocky shore beside Constantine Beach observed in mid shore zone.
Mid zone/ lower in pools and exposed. Peter Jones
C 2004-08-19 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, near Mountbatten
Common Seashore Safari
P 2005-03-10
Sillery Sands foreshore between Point Perilous and the bottom of the decent path 9-10/3/05.
A few seen on large rocks Horspath Primary
A 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Many seen in rockpools Seashore Safari
R 2005-06-27
Saltdean, east of Brighton, East Sussex
Rare, mid shore Kate Cole
P 2005-06-25
Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay
Seen in rockpools Judith Oakley
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 10,years 4-6, Alice, Keira, Rachel, Olivia and Holly Gask Holbeton School
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
3 or 4 found and identified 2006-04-13 Borth beach
Southern end of Borth beach, about 5-6km north of Aberystwyth
Found in rockpools. James Fair
present 2006-09-24
baiter beach poole harbour
Steve Trewhella
Abundant 2007-05-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Abundant 2007-07-14
Jayne Evans
Rare 2007-07-19
Branscombe beach
2 found during timed search Milly Hatton-Brown
present 2007-07-14
peveril point swanage dorset
Steve Trewhella
abundant 2007-10-11
Barricane Beach towards Grunta, woolacombe
As above, lower down shore Paula Ferris
abundant 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
on rocks and in pools Judith Oakley
Metal ring on rocks 100m from 'Plage' slipway, St Anthony in Roseland towards opp headland. Sheltered shore, little wave action. Rocky down to shore, seaweed dominates.
5m below high tide mark John Nicholson
5 2008-01-12
Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
Abundant 2008-04-18
Mount Batten N50:21:25 W4:07:40
Rockpools Open rocks Seashore Safari
Present 2008-06-06
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
frequent 2008-07-30
Porth Hellick, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
open rocks, crevices Larissa Paver
occasional 2008-07-30
Porth Hellick rocky shore, St Mary's Isles of Scilly
On open rock Larissa Paver
abundant 2008-09-19
e.g. South coast of Lindisfarne, near the harbour.
Larissa Paver
Rocky Shore between Perranuthnoe and Stackhouse cove
Frequent Larissa Paver
Common 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
Widely spread Nigel Sawyer
325 2009-07-06 Mount Batten
Rocky beach situated just out of Plymouth Sound. Exposed to harsh weather conditions and strong currents.
On rocks Liz Bone
Common 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
Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 2009-09-07 Mousehole, Cornwall
Rock platform just east of village, below \\\'bathing\\\' pool set into the rocks.
On rocks on middle and lower shore Larissa Paver
Abundant 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
usual places Paula Ferris
100 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
Numbers a guess, abundant across shore Paula Ferris
Common 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
In pools and some also under stones Nigel Sawyer
Rare 2010-04-17 North Landing, Flamborough
Mainly chalk bedrock with cobbles and boulders- about 1/3 of the side is exposed rock. Live cover is mainly algae with limpits being far less abundant.
Anthony Hurd
Common 2010-09-09 Westward Ho!
Semi-exposed shore, rocky shore at end sandy beach, rock platform cut by gullies and pools, sand at low tide
At all shore levels but not as many as expected Paula Ferris
10 2010-10-06 Plimont, Guernsey
Semi enclosed bay, sand with outcrops of rock perpemdicular to low water mark. Associated with the outcrops are motile stones and pools. (many alga species in rock pools dieing back)
On rocks and in pools. Tabitha Pearman
1 21/03/2011 Hastings
Shingle and rocks with some rockpools and sandy areas
Only one seen Nigel Sawyer
Common 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
In rockpools, Many empty shells Nigel Sawyer
Common 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
In rock pools and under stones Nigel Sawyer
Common 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
In many rock pools Nigel Sawyer
Common 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)
Across the whole shore Nigel Sawyer
Common 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
All over shore. Some well worn individuals and small ones under stones Nigel Sawyer
Common 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Found higher up the shore than G cineria Nigel Sawyer