Recording Marine Life

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Records of Laminaria digitata

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
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 - 10 or so In man made pool and at low tide Barbara Haddrill
R 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
Small stipes on low shore. Some washed up. Ruth Williams
20 2004-06-07 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Low shore between pools
Lower shore Kim-Marie Clothier
P 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, North Devon. West facing rocky platform north of sandy bay. Low shore area, steep & rugged rock with deep pools & gullies. Site 3.
40 plants in pool David Butt (Brauton School)
2 2004-06-15 Scoble Point
Sublittoral off of Scoble Point
Exhibiting entire sea loch type fronds over 1m - ca. 1m bcd Nigel Mortimer
C 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Common, fronds with few cuts Nigel Mortimer
R 2004-08-10 Constantine Beach
Rocky shore beside Constantine Beach observed in mid shore zone.
Lower zone only Peter Jones
C 2004-12-21 Alderney
Alderney, Long stretch of beach with rocks on either side. Has very high and low tides.
Found washed up on the beaches all around the island. Charlie Smith
P 2005-02-23
Sillery Sands foreshore low tide level (springs), Lynmouth Bay
Lots seen, 1m approx at extreme low tide level S R Hewlett
P 2005-03-02 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth foreshore west
Some seen in a rock pool Harwell School
P 2005-03-10
Sillery Sands foreshore between Point Perilous and the bottom of the decent path 9-10/3/05.
Many seen beside the rockpools Horspath Primary
C 2005-07-12 West Angle Bay
West Angle Bay, Pembrokeshire
common rockpools Judith Oakley
lots 2005-10-11
Lynmouth east
In pools mill lane
Extreme low water
Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
Abundant 2009-05-24 Stackhouse Cove, Penzance
In gulleys and under overhangs at Stackhouse Cove during a low of 0.9m
Lower shore gulleys Larissa Paver
Uncommon 2009-07-18 Eastbourne, below Pinnacle
Mainly soft bedrock with pools and some pebble and sandy areas. Storms previous day and persistant strong wind. Some unidentified hydroids (?Obelia) also found 2 metre low tide so water level fairly high
Complete plants washed up on shore Nigel Sawyer
NA 2009-08-24 Silloth
Shell beach with mussels.
NA North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
500+ 2009-12-12 Farne Islands
Rocky islands 20 minutes by boat from Seahouses, Northumberland. Small islands 5 minutes north west of the largest Island
On rocks between 2-9m depth Lauren Burghes
n/a 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Dead North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
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)
Lower shore where hard sandstone Also L.saccharina Nigel Sawyer
Occasional 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
Abundant 2010-05-15 Holbeck, Scarborough
Rocky shore with large tidal pools, kelp forest and bare sediment
Anthony Hurd
05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Kristie Wilkinson
Uncommon 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!)
Several complete plants washed up one with sponge amongst roolets (possible golf ball sponge) Nigel Sawyer
10 02/06/2011 Batten Bay
Rocky shore at Mount Batten
Marlin Beach Rangers
20 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers