Recording Marine Life

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Records of Marthasterias glacialis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
Rocky headland at North end of Gwynver Beach, near Sennen.
On kelp and rocks. Guy Baker
2 2003-08-12
Wembury, voluntary marine conservation area (VMCA), devon.
1 found under a crevice, other found in a deep rock pool low on shore. Both had 2 shorter legs (2cm) and 3 longer legs (6-7cm). Caroline Farrell
P 2003-09-17
Raglan Reef, Manacles, Cornwall
Numerous Charles Whitworth
R 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
low shore Ruth Williams
1 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Found in a pool very low down shore. Seashore Safari
1 2004-04-07 Jennycliffe Bay
Jennycliffe Bay eel grass bed, near Anchorage/Ramscliff Point
Seen within the eel grass bed. Very large (approx. 50cm) Amy Bugg
Common, some v large 2004-07-30 Hera
Site of wreck of the HERA, Gull Rock E of Nare Head Cornwall,
Sally Sharrock
1 2002-09-05 Ronaldsay Island
Off North coast of Ronaldsay Island, Orkney
Starfish came up on a lobster pot Martin Grey
1 2004-10-26 Wembury beach
Wembury beach
On rock under seaweed lower shore, juvenile 4 cm length (arm-arm), light blue/grey Simon Roper
1 2005-07-07 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
approx 20 - 25cm long (tip to tip), hidden at back of crevice in low tide rockpool Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-12 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
approx 70mm length under rock low shore, greeny/blue colour all over Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-09 Wembury
Wembury, Devon
seen feeding on Botryllus schlosseri Judith Oakley
2 2005-07-24 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
1x 15cm and 1 x 12cm total diameter, low shore Cat Ridout
3 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
all low shore near kelp beds, 1 x 4 cm diameter, 1x 12 cm and 1 x 18-20cm Cat Ridout
3 2005-08-08 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
1x 60mm diameter in crevice low shore, 2x 160mm together in crevice, low shore Cat Ridout
2 2005-08-10 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks Wembury beach
Both in crevices, low shore, 1 approx 110mm total length, 1 x 160mm length Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Total length approx 5cm Cat Ridout
2 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Low tide gully, in crevice. Sizes = 15cm and 12cm diameter. Cat Ridout
3 2005-10-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
1x 16cm diameter and 2x 10cm all low shore in crevices Cat Ridout
2 2005-10-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
both in crevices, low shore approx 13cm in total length. Cat Ridout
2 2005-10-04 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
both low shore, 1x10cm and 1x 13cm length Cat Ridout
1 2003-06-17 Wembury
Rocky shore, Wembury Beach, South Devon.
Under rock. Cat Ridout
Abundant 2006-02-05
James Eagan Layne wreck.
Covering wreck Faye Wood
1 2006-07-15
Freathy Cliff, in a large rockpool
Very large on a rocky overhang. approx 35cm from armtip to armtip. James Park
1 2006-07-21 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
1cm diameter Cat Ridout
4cm diameter
3cm across
Approx. 16 cm across. Unusually it had 6 arms
4 2006-09-09 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach. Very low spring tide. 0.3m
24cm,20cm, 6cm, 4cm Cat Ridout
3 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Guy Baker
2 2006-09-09 Sandymouth bay
Sandymouth bay North Cornwall
Washed up put back in pools Steve Trewhella
10 2006-12-23
Jennycliff bay, Plymouth
Large number feeding on sea snails, very pale coloured with purple tips, one specimen very large at 500mm. Bryan Cummings
6 2006-12-23
Jennycliff Bay in Plymouth Sound SW England
One large specimen about 550mm Diameter, feeding on sea snails Bryan Cummings
Found on a boulder in a rockpool on the upper shore
1 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Polzeath, beach & rocks to north of beach.
25cm, under stone in rock pool attacking dog whelk Paula Ferris
1 2007-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2007-10-11
Barricane Beach towards Grunta, woolacombe
Under weed at base rocks low shore,35cm diam Paula Ferris
1 2008-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Black stone rocks
leg seen in a crevice unable to see whole animal Cat Ridout
1 2008-08-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks.
found in a crevice about 15 cm from 1 arm to next Cat Ridout
3 2008-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2008-07-30
Porth Hellick, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Rock pool Larissa Paver
one 2008-07-30
Porth Hellick rocky shore, St Mary's Isles of Scilly
in rock pool Larissa Paver
1 2009-04-09 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Quite large Cat Ridout
1 2009-04-11 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
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. Joe Bater
2 2010-02-16 Welcombe Mouth
Low tide sand pool below rock scars
2 individuals seen both about 15 inches across from leg tip to leg tip. Chris Turner
1 2009 listuanian cost
sandy bottom and some rocks
seen between rocks in shallow waters Heloisa Fyfe
6 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
underneath rocks in rock pools, all small specimens Kristie Wilkinson
1 28/10/11 Hartland Quay
Very exposed rocky coast
on rock wall of quite small pool. About 30cm across. Lower shore. (Image submitted) Robert Durrant
2 12/05/2012 Fort Bovisan, Plymouth
sheltered harbour
observed on side of rocks keithrd krd