Recording Marine Life


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Records of Ostrea edulis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
R 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
On rocks, Low shore Ruth Williams
1 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Nigel Mortimer
frequent 2005-10-26
marina pontoons, Falmouth marina, Falmouth,Cornwall
On pontoons Judith Oakley
8 2005-09-26 Fowey estuary
Fowey estuary, marina, Cornwall
Large specimens inside tyre Judith Oakley
common 2006-08-26
Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot, S Wales.
Many empty shells on sandy beach Judith Oakley
2003-03-23 Fleetwood north
Fleetwood north, Flyde coast
Shells Kathryn Turner
10 2007-06-03
Cellars Beach, Yealm estuary
on rocky shore to west of beach Jon Parr
2003-07-27 Fleetwood north
Fleetwood north.
Kathryn Turner
5 2008-06-22
Yealm Estuary
Jon Parr
present 2008-06-26
South beach, Studland Dorset
Steve Trewhella
present 2008-06-29
south beach studland dorset
Steve Trewhella
1 2009-11-01 Fleetwood North
Sunken car park in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
1 2009-10-27 St Anne's Pier
Area North of the pier.
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
n/a 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Shell only North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
12 20/03/2011 Port an eorna (Loch Carron)
Scattered over the whole beach east of Port an eorna
Lying on seaweed or sand on beach. Included one small oyster attached to a stone. Fiona Manson
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
Thousands of shells! Nigel Sawyer
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!)
Washed up shells Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 16/04/2011 Weymouth Beach
Large sandy beach with large areas of worm holes and casts. Mactra stulturom common and so were the broken (large!) shell of Ensis siliqua (neither in the DB list)
few washed up shells Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
A few shells found including one pair Nigel Sawyer
3 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Several shells found Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 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)
Broken shells Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 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
Few shells washed up Nigel Sawyer
Common 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Many washed up shells Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
A few shells washed up Nigel Sawyer