Recording Marine Life

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Records of Hippolyte varians

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
10 2005-08-20
woolacombe beach, north devon
amongst weed in rock pools Peter Hake
common 2007-04-08
studland south beach
Steve Trewhella
1 2007-08-02
kimmeridge bay dorset
Steve Trewhella
2 2009-09-24 Plymouth Hoe
In approximately 6m of water (at high spring tide) and roughly 20m off of the rocky shore between the two sets of dis-used steps west of the Lido and diving boards of Plymouth Hoe.
2 Hippolyte varians (1x3-5mm, 1x8-10mm) hiding on a small piece of Ulva lactuca approximately the size of a 5p coin. This was situated on open gravel sediment next to (1-2cm away) a tube worm burrow. Chris McCullough
7 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
retreating tide low shore, 7 caught in net chasing crab, various colours, red, green, transparent Paula Ferris
Abundant 09/06/2012 Greencliff
Upper end of wave-cut platform, rocky beach with numerous gullies and pools, moderately exposed. Location corresponding to lower shore, upper shore being entirely a large and dynamic pebble ridge.
Many found, of a wide range of colours, sheltering amongst seaweeds in the one permanent mid-shore pool which I explored. Robert Durrant