Recording Marine Life


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Records of Homarus gammarus

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2003-08-23
500 m S of Peveril Point, in Durlston Bay near Swanage, Dorset
Small(body 20 cm)individual under a rock in 5 m of water. Guy Baker
1 2003-05-29
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
Charles Whitworth
2 2003-07-31
Lulworth banks
In crevices on ledges. Charles Whitworth
2 2003-10-19
Chesil Cove, Dorset (location has been estimated as none given on recording form)
Charles Whitworth
1 2003-12-06
Eastern Kings dive site, 1st wall, Plymouth.
Under over hang in 25m approx 35cm length Hugh Jones
1 2003-08-30
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
in rock crevices Fiona Hampton-Matthews
1 2001-10-28
Swanage Pier
Under Girder Sarah Cunningham
8 2005-05-21
Jamie Walls
1 2005-06-29
Dive on Louis Shield wreck, Thurleston Sands
under overhang Judith Oakley
2 2005-06-30
Tinsley reef, Start Bay, south coast near Dartmouth
in between rocks. Sonia Rowley
1 2005-08-22
rocks near grunta beach mortehoe,woolacombe,n devon
in rock pool Peter Hake
2 2006-02-11
Babbacombe bay - few metres off shore
Both in crevices, one medium size, one big! Faye Wood
2006-00-00
Off Salcombe, South Devon
Trish Carter
2 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Small to medium size. Under rock overhangs, 2-3 m depth at low tide. Guy Baker
2 2005-06-14
Princess Ena Brittany. Depth 42m under water vis >12m water temp 14c.
Under hull and wreckage Sonia Rowley
1 2007-08-02
kimmeridge bay dorset
Steve Trewhella
occasional 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
under overhangs on shore and in pools Judith Oakley
1 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
young specimen under rock in rockpool Judith Oakley
1 2008-05-26 Whitley Bay
Between Collywell Bay Seaton Sluice and St Mary's Whitley Bay
Young Adult approx 7" long Pete McNaughton
1 2009-07-24 Tunnels Beach, North Devon
Rocky shore, slatey sand, 2 private beaches accessed by tunnel with Victorian bathing pool commercially exploited as visitor attraction.
Back of small cavern at low water, retreated out of sight Paula Ferris
1 2009-09-09 Scarborough Holbeck
Location was at low tide, around 1.10 mark
In small rockpool, about 10 inches long, hiding in overhang in rockpool richard white
2 2009-12-12 Farne Islands
Rocky islands 20 minutes by boat from Seahouses, Northumberland. Small islands 5 minutes north west of the largest Island
In caves at 9 and 13m. Approx 35 and 40cm long Lauren Burghes
1 2010-06-24 Polzeath
North rocky shore of Hayle Bay, Polzeath, 2 m deep low shore gulley,and environs
Small lobster in crevice along same gulley wall Paula Ferris
13 2010-08-15 Church Bay
Out at sea. Approximately 20-25m deep.
Thomas Busbridge
3 2010-08-19 Church Bay
Out at sea.
Thomas Busbridge
1 19/02/2011 Downend Croyde
Low shore gullies off NW SE fault line across shore platform
2lb + caught by one of 3 gaffers working Downwnd, his first and best of year Paula Ferris
1 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
Small lobster, under overhang low shore pool Paula Ferris
4 01/06/2011 Walpole Bay, Margate
Chalk and sand reef
Shallow chalk and sand reef, depth approx. 2-3 metres. Shaun Connell
10 04/09/2011 St Abbs
Coastal rocky areas, north of Berwick up on Tweed, near Eyemouth in Scotland.
Frequent sighting of adults at a depth of 15 to 20m Julian Madle
1 10/03/2012 Greencliff
Moderately exposed rocky shore. Wave-cut platform with infrequent sandy gullies. Frequent small pools. Entire upper shore comprising very dynamic large pebble ridge.
Backed deep into crevice adjoining shallow pool. Est appx 18cm long. Lower shore. Robert Durrant
1 10/03/2012 Downend, Croyde
Diagonal cross-cutting rocky shore gulley and adjacent shore platform at low water
Under sized, found by local gaffer, in adjoining gulley Paula Ferris
1 04/06/2012 Porth Dinllaen
Over the wreck of the Gwynfaen
Matt Ellis