Recording Marine Life

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Records of Maja squinado

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
3 2003-05-26 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth, Devon
Good condition. John Bleach
2 2003-02-05 Wreck of Coronation
Penlee Point, Plymouth Sound
John Bleach
1 2003-05-31 Readymoney Cove
Near Fowey, Cornwall
Seen hidden under kelp. Carapace 10 cm (approx) across. Caroline Farrell
Chesil Cove Dorset. Portland side, underhill.
Random areas. Ryan Stalker
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
On kelp and rocks. (>10). Guy Baker
2 2003-08-02
About 40m from shore at Caryln Bay.
On flat sandy bottom. One dead and one alive. Chris Bunney
1 2003-08-31
Rocks at North end of Gwenvor beach, Sennen, Cornwall.
Part buried in sand in 3m of water. Guy Baker
2 2003-07-17
Landing craft of White Nothe, Dorset and surrounding seabed
Charles Whitworth
1 2001-10-28
Swanage Pier
No information entered Sarah Cunningham
1 2004-05-23
Thurlestone beach
Very large, under the rock arch at Thurlestone amonst weed Sam Parr
P 2004-04-07 Jennycliffe Bay
Jennycliffe Bay eel grass bed, near Anchorage/Ramscliff Point
A few seen within eel grass bed Amy Bugg
25 2004-08-01 Worm's head
Worm's head south Wales
No further details Malcolm Wilkins
4 2004-07-30 Hera
Site of wreck of the HERA, Gull Rock E of Nare Head Cornwall,
Sally Sharrock
1 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Photo taken Stuart Mathieson
1 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Under a rock Inigo Urrutia
1 2005-06-23 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury beach
Seen in large deep rockpool leading into sea - very large 17cm carapace length Faye Wood
1 2005-07-07 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
approx 7 cm width carapace, next to rock in low tide rockpool Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-09 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
Found in large rockpool, roughly 5cm in diameter covered in seaweed inc. Sargassam. mid-littoral Cat Ridout
1 2005-06-25
Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay
Judith Oakley
1 2005-07-24 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
peeler spider crab, carapace approx 11cm across. Cat Ridout
10 2005-08-20
woolacombe beach, north devon
buried in sand at very low water mark close to rocks Peter Hake
1 2005-08-19 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury Beach, blackstone rocks
carapace length approx 11-12cm, in crevice in low shore pool Cat Ridout
1 2005-06-12
German minesweeper (M343) wreck, 32 m deep. 9 miles sw of Jersey, Channel Isles.
Carapace length 12 cm. Sonia Rowley
Present 2005
River Crouch, north of Southend-on-Sea.
Large crabs seen in the River Crouch. Exact location not pinpointed. Paul Gilson
1 2006-06-09
Gorah Rocks, East Prawle
In shallow water under seaweeds Judith Oakley
4 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
3 - 4cm Cat Ridout
4 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
3 - 4cm Cat Ridout
14cm carapace
On wreck
common >20 2005-09-17
Start bay. Tinsley reef. Shingly bottom vis < 1m.
squatting on seabed Sonia Rowley
2 2005-06-16
Wreck of dost vlanderen guernsey
On deck in ropes and under holdfast Sonia Rowley
1 2005-06-13
Wreck of the Fetlar. Depth 20m >17m u/water vis
Underside, stern cl=10cm Sonia Rowley
1 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
common 2008-06-11
Studland bay, dorset
Steve Trewhella
1 2008-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
carapace about the size of a 10p Cat Ridout
Few 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
Rockpool Adrian Cooke
Few 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
Rockpool Adrian Cooke
3 2009-05-23 Zetland Pier
Small pier and surrounding shore diving area. Rocky/sandy bottom which has about 7m of water at high tide and 2m at low.
Rocky sandy bottom, carapice varied from 10cm wide to over 15. Joe Bater
1 2009-06-09 Coombesgate, Woolacombe
2 sandy bays divided by small rocky headlands with extensive rocks at low tide.
Large animal in small rock pool low shore Paula Ferris
1 2009-12-28 Otter Ferry, Loch Fyne
Sandy gravelly bay on east shore at south end of Upper Loch Fyne.
Caught in about 2-3 mts in baited drop net. Seabed sandy gravel with weed patches and stones. carapace ca75 mm diameter. Tom Callan
1 2010-05-22 Robin Hoods Bay
Intertidal zone
Specimen found in c.25cm of water in intertidal pool. Released after photographs taken. Spines on legs and presence of rostrum do not match other photos of this species - is it immature? Richard Smith
15 17/04/2011 Chesil Beach (western end)
Western end of Chesil Beach just east of Old Coastguard holiday park.
On sandy seabed at a depth of approx. 8/9m, 100-200m from shore. Sizes varying from 10cm-35cm. Mitchell Neilly
1 24/09/2011 Swanage
Water depths of 2m to 30m with water temperature of 18 degrees C.
Close to beach at about 2m depth. Julian Madle
1 11/06/2011 West Bay
M2 wreck at 35m
35m deep, body 10 to 15 cm across Julian Madle
1 02/05/2012 North Sands. Hartlepool
Sandy beach, just north of rocky headland.
Washed up dead on beach. The first I have seen here. It's shell was about 12 or 13cm from side to side. David Harrison
5 13/05/2012 Thurlestone Beech
shetlered cove
various location various location and depths range from 3 - 5 metres, mostly hidden is sea weeds. keithrd krd
2 05/06/2012 Greencliff
Area of overhanging rock strata running at right-angles to the sea, with gullies open to NW, often sandy-bottomed. Lower part of wave-cut platform, with upper beach comprising large and very dynamic pebble ridge backed by high cliffs. Erosion of softer rock has created many shady crevices.
One specimen appx 8cm across carapace, partially buried in sand at base of rocky sidewall of pool. Larger specimen appx 10cm across found moving out underwater along sandy floor of gully to incoming tide. Robert Durrant
1 17/06/2012 Beesands
Sandy Shore
Reeled in holding onto bait on a fishing line, not hooked. Female. Carapace around 14cm front to back. Nicola Gamblin
3 01/07/2012 Westward Ho!
Area where rocky wave-cut platform adjoins sandy beach
In low water rock pools. Sizes appx 8-10cm across. Robert Durrant