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Records of Nucella lapillus

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
P 2002-07-21 Manobier
Manobier, Pembrokeshire
50+ scattered around sides of the rock pools. Large amount of human traffic in the area. Jennet Dora Norman
P 2003-06-25
Trevone/Newstrain Beach - flat slate rock outcrop
Many, on rocks in crevices. St Issey School Group
4 2003-07-11
Constantine Bay - rocky shore with sandy inlets & gullies
Seen on rock & in crevices.
50 2004-02-20
Batten Bay plymouth rocky shores
Rock pools Stu Murdoch
A 2001-09-02
Sandy Haven beach, near Milford Haven
Numerous. Blunt shells as sheltered beach. Colour variation - reddish-brown, pale to dark yellow, some striped, as previous years. Now many individuals are green, some completely, some just at tip. Alison Gray
1000+ 2002-07-13
The Links, Lindisfarne
All over boulders, in crevices, everywhere. Jenny Prince
P 2002-06-28
Rocky shore, Cardigan Bay, west Wales.
Seen in one area, the area being well populated by perwinkles and other such like. Pleased to find something different. Mrs L.M. Hicks
C 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Common, numerous individuals, also egg clusters. Guy Baker
Not calcul 2002-08-07
Rock Islands at Elmer, Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex
Series of coastal defence rock islands on an otherwise sandy/shingle shore. Rocks encrusted with barnacles, limpets and mussels - so plenty of food for dog whelks! Julie Hatcher
Abundant 2001-03-30
Knox Reef; Farne Islands
Great deal of colour variation, some specimens dark purple majority are white or brown. Owain Gabb
C 2002-07-12
Pen-y-holt bay, Pembrokeshire
Common, low tide feeding Zoe Abbott
O 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)
Occassional, 15, on rocks Barbara Haddrill
C 2004-05-08
Jennycliff Bay, near Plymouth. Rocky shore, alongside sandy/gravelly beach.
Common lots of eggs also present Seashore Safari
A 2004-06-01
Birling Gap, near Eastbourne, East Sussex
Abundant Mike Murphy
P 2004-06-17 Mother Iveys Bay
20 metres off Mother Iveys Bay, Cornwall. Two Basking Sharks patrolling the Bay
Lots seen feeding on mussel beds Alex Parr
1 2004-07-03 Coombe Martin Bay
Coombe Martin Bay, Devon. Rocky platform adjacent to muddy/sandy/shingly beach. Large man made pools at top of beach.
On rock Barbara Haddrill
2 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, North Devon. West facing rocky platform north of sandy nay. High shore, rugged rocks with some shallow rockpools. Sunny and cloudy, strong breeze. Site 1
In pool David Butt (Brauton School)
2 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, North Devon. West facing rocky platform north of sandy nay. High shore, rugged rocks with some shallow rockpools. Sunny and cloudy, strong breeze. Site 1
In pool David Butt (Brauton School)
68 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.
On rocks & on mussels. 100s of dogwhelk eggs. David Butt (Brauton School)
10 2004-06-18 Croyde Beach
Croyde Beach, North Devon. West facing rocky platform north of sandy nay. High shore, rugged rocks with some shallow rockpools. Sunny and cloudy, strong breeze. Site 1
On rocks David Butt (Brauton School)
ca 50 2001-08-22 Church Reef
Church Reef, Wembury, Devon
No information entered Will Rayment
P 2001-09-16
Shankill Beach between Bray and Killiney, County Dublin Ireland.
3 random counts using 50cm x 50cm quadrat 16, 23, 11 Eggs found on middle shore. Tim Clabon
O 2001-10-31 Greenisland
Greenisland, Carrickfergus, Co. Antirm
Occassional also empty shells on beach Sally Liya
Not calcul 2002-08-07
Rock Islands at Elmer, Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex
Series of coastal defence rock islands on an otherwise sandy/shingle shore. Rocks encrusted with barnacles, limpets and mussels - so plenty of food for dog whelks! Julie Hatcher
P 2002-09-09
Rocky shore (intertidal), Nrth side of Whitley bay, Northumberland
15-25/1m2, clustered together in, under and around rock pools and boulders. Common in all areas of the shoreline, especially around causeway crossing. Fiona Greenwold
P 2005-02-23
Sillery Sands foreshore low tide level (springs), Lynmouth Bay
Many seen in rock crevices (1 cm) S R Hewlett
A 2005-03-26
Black Rocks, near Southerndown, South Wales
Abundant on Sabellaira reefs, egg laying individuals seen Judith Oakley
P 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen in rocky crevices. Some with eggs Seashore Safari
1 2005-05-21
found in lower intertidal zone Jamie Walls
P 2005-06-25
Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay
Seen in rockpools Judith Oakley
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 10,years 4-6, Alice, Keira, Rachel, Olivia and Holly Gask Holbeton School
C 2005-07-12 West Angle Bay
West Angle Bay, Pembrokeshire
common on rocks Judith Oakley
few 2005-10-11
Lynmouth east
in pools mill lane
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
3 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, Plymouth
Black and white striped shells Yealmpton Primary School
abundant 2006-08-26
Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot, S Wales.
Many different colour forms - yellow, white, orange, pinkish and striped Judith Oakley
Frequent 2007-01-23
Branscombe Bay, Devon
Found on boulder Milly Hatton-Brown
common 2007-03-10
brandy bay kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
20-30 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
under v. low tide rocks, mostly cream or white Sonia Rowley
3 rows of eggs approx 30 2005-08-16
Kingswear mouth of river dart estuary east side off coastal path
yellow amongst Hymeniacidon perleve and Halicondria panicea underside of rock Sonia Rowley
common 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
eggs attached to rock undersides & sides low shore Sonia Rowley
2003-04-15
Strandline Kathryn Turner
Abundant 2007-05-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
common 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
mid-lowshore and eggs on algae Sonia Rowley
occassional 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
cream and brown banded lowershore Sonia Rowley
common 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
underside of rocks lots of eggs lowershore Sonia Rowley
present
Abundant 2007-07-14
Jennycliff
Jayne Evans
common 2007-07-19
Branscombe beach
Milly Hatton-Brown
abundant 2007-10-11
Barricane Beach towards Grunta, woolacombe
rock cracks and crevice, lower shore Paula Ferris
2003-07-27 Fleetwood north
Fleetwood north.
Kathryn Turner
2008-01-12
Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
abundant 2008-01-23
Aberavon Sands, Port Talbot, South Wales
plus eggs under overhangs on breakwater Judith Oakley
common 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
plus eggs under rocks and overhangs Judith Oakley
10 2008-06-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks wembury beach
Cat Ridout
abundent 2008-07-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
on rocks Cat Ridout
abundant 2008-09-27
On rocks at eastern end of Porthmeor beach
Large specimens in around mussels on rocks of lower & middle shore Larissa Paver
2008-09-27 Porthmenor Beach
Eastern end of Porthmenor beach, St Ives, Cornwall
Abundant (and large) amongst mussels Larissa Paver
2008-09-28 Battery Rocks
Battery Rocks, Below Jubalee pool, Penzance
Abundant. Mid-lower shore Larissa Paver
abundant 2008-12-28 Porthmeor Beach
Western end of Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall
Many and large with eggs Larissa Paver
8 2009-02-27 Aberavon Sands
e.g. aberavon sands - along the breakwater
On the sand Cheryl Perkins
Common 2009-04-07 Blackstone Rocks
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
2 2009-04-24 Aberavon Beach
Near the break water at Aberavon Beach
Rockpool Adrian Cooke
2 2009-04-24 Aberavon Beach
Near the break water at Aberavon Beach
In rockpool Adrian Cooke
3 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
On rocks Adrian Cooke
7 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
In dark shaded places on rocks Adrian Cooke
7 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
Dark shaded places on rocks Adrian Cooke
1 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
On the sand Adrian Cooke
1 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
In the rocks Adrian Cooke
3 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
By a rock pool and by a huge rock Adrian Cooke
1 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
Damp rocks Adrian Cooke
Common 2009-06-14 Sandymouth Beach
Rocks on beach
Large groups with eggs Keara Brennen
Abundant 2009-06-20 Hastings
Rocky shore below East Hill with some sand patches, shingle, pebbles and boulders. There is also a rocky \"platform\" mid-low shore with many crevices and small rock pools. Other species certainly present including some hydroids, bryzoans, brown flatworms, probable Bullhead and other fish
Increasing numbers towards tide mark. Several stripped (mussel eating) individuals and one that had a body whorl that was bright orange - rest was grey Nigel Sawyer
75 2009-07-06 Mount Batten
Rocky beach situated just out of Plymouth Sound. Exposed to harsh weather conditions and strong currents.
On rocks near the shore line Liz Bone
Common 2009-07-05 Cow Gap, Eastbourne
Boulder, rocks and stone leading down to sea, some sandy/gravel patches, with small rock pools and some finer sediment. Un identified Spirobius sp, Sandhoppers and worm (prob Hermanthoe impar - picture sent via post) as well as seaweeds
Lower shore mainly Nigel Sawyer
Common 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
Many individuals and also a small patch of eggs found under a stone Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 2009-08-02 Hastings
Directly east of the Stade. 2.3 metre low tide. Shore line pebbles and boulders with some rock pools in evidence
Tide too high! Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-08-21 Cow Gap near Eastbourne
Beach consisting mainly of bolders, cobbles, pebbles with patchs of clay and sand.
Mainly lower shore Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 2009-09-07 Mousehole, Cornwall
Rock platform just east of village, below \\\'bathing\\\' pool set into the rocks.
On rocks on middle and lower shore Larissa Paver
NA 2009-08-24 Silloth
Shell beach with mussels.
NA North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
Few 2009-09-04 Pegwell Bay, Kent
Ex hoverport on mudflats
With Littorina on chalk David Rolfe
Common 2009-09-21 Eastbourne Pier
The pier at Eastbourne. Sandy beach below shingle with some soft bedrock with pools. In addition to the list Mactra stultrom common, as were hydroids (unidentified on the pier structure)
On pier and around mussels Nigel Sawyer
1 2009-09-07 Aberavon Beach
Aberavon Beach, Wales
Traethmelyn Primary School Doyle
4 2009-09-07 Aberavon Beach
Aberavon Beach, Wales
Seen on rock Traethmelyn Primary School Doyle
1 2009-11-01 Fleetwood North
Sunken car park in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
105 2009-10-05 Aberavon, South Wales
Beach
On rocks and in pools Adam Morgan
n/a 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Shell only North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
abundant 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
usual places Paula Ferris
3 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
A few individuals, across shore Paula Ferris
Common 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
Large numbers lower on shore and egg clumps under stones on the lower shore Nigel Sawyer
Rare 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
Common 2010-05-15 Holbeck, Scarborough
Rocky shore with large tidal pools, kelp forest and bare sediment
Anthony Hurd
Abundant 2010-09-09 Westward Ho!
Semi-exposed shore, rocky shore at end sandy beach, rock platform cut by gullies and pools, sand at low tide
Clustered in rock crevices, with eggs, and individuals scattered over rocks Paula Ferris
3 2010-10-06 Plimont, Guernsey
Semi enclosed bay, sand with outcrops of rock perpemdicular to low water mark. Associated with the outcrops are motile stones and pools. (many alga species in rock pools dieing back)
On rocks. Tabitha Pearman
2010-18-10 Blue Hill Tidal Falls
Maine at the blue hill tidal area near the bridge, rocky intertidal. Have pictures Various plant species, barnacles, and muscles present Large populations of periwinkles in the barnacles and plants Small populations of green crabs Did not seem to matter if nucella lapillus was located on the sun exposure side to the shadowed side of a rock
Various colors, white, white and tan, grey and white Average number found per meter square is 39 Brenda Oldfield
05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Kristie Wilkinson
Abundant 21/03/2011 Hastings
Shingle and rocks with some rockpools and sandy areas
On all rocky surfaces Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 26/12/2011 Eastbourne Pier
The area of shingle and sand around the pier Strandline consisted of absolutely 1000s of oyster shells amonst a few other things. Ensis ensis was also found, at least 6 shell pairs
Common in all shapes and sizes and colours on all hard surfaces. Eggs also found Nigel Sawyer
1 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!)
Remarkably uncommon even on hard surfaces such as groynes Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 16/04/2011 Nothe Fort, Weymouth
Rocky shore below Nothe Gardens towards the Stone Pier. Some shells look more like Venerupis rhomboides than sengalensis. Some unidentified small shrimps/ prawns seen in wide crevices
Few found on lower shore Nigel Sawyer
Common 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
Variety of size from 5mm upwards and some eggs found under a stone Nigel Sawyer
Common 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Size from 6-7mm upwards Nigel Sawyer
Common 22/07/2011 Hope Gap Sussex
Chalk platform. 1m low tide and investigated area straight in front of the steps. Many cobbles and stones in the gulleys which were turned and looked at. A bootlace worm, encrusting bryozoan, a couple of unidentitied (and not photographed) chitons also seen - had to escape the rising tide)
Many individuals Nigel Sawyer
Very common 06/08/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform at low tide (1.2m) Several unidentified seaweeds seen and two scale worms (?Harmothoe impar). ALso Halurus equisetifolius which does not appear in the list
Many seen and so were some eggs under stones Nigel Sawyer
Common 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Lots on pier Nigel Sawyer
10/07/2011 Lerwick
Description: Sheltered embayment with an East facing aspect; Full salinity Use and impacts: Fishing, drains, rockpooling Sub stratum: Bed rock, large to small boulders Features: Crevices, gullies, pools, overhangs Modifiers: Possible fresh run off from drains
Tabitha Pearman
30-40 ind/me 17/08/2010 Telegrafbukta, Tromsų
The place covered by macrphytes mostly fucus serratus and Ascophyllum nodosum. The periwinkle snail distributed in the crevices of the rock. The shell sizes ranged between 2-3 cm distributed on the low shore but some with bigger shell can also be found on the high shore with number of smaller shells (arround 10-20 baby shell).
seen in the shelter among mocrophytes of Ascophyllum sp. and Fucus serratus. Sedercor Melatunan
Very common 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
Lots seen in rock pools Nigel Sawyer