Recording Marine Life


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Records of Patella pellucida

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
P 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
Fairly common, a number of small (<1cm)individuals. Guy Baker
C 2000-05-29
Knox Reef; Farne Islands
Common on kelp holdfasts and fronds. Owain Gabb
C 2000-03-28
Inner Farne; Farne Islands
Common on kelp holdfasts and fronds Owain Gabb
2 2004-08-19 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, near Mountbatten
Seen on kelp holdfast Seashore Safari
C 2000-03-28
Inner Farne; Farne Islands
Common on kelp holdfasts and fronds Owain Gabb
1 2004-10-26 Wembury beach
Wembury beach
Rockpool Simon Roper
3 2005-05-27 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
5mm long lower shore/sublittoral on kelp frond Sonia Rowley
43 2005-07-10 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
All low shore on algae, 1 on F.serratus, 4 on L.saccharina and 38 on L.digitata Cat Ridout
P 2005-06-25
Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay
Seen on kelp holdfasts and fronds Judith Oakley
P 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
100+ Plenty all over kelp - far too many for an exact count! Cat Ridout
5 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Low tide kelp bed. Sizes = less than 0.5cm length Cat Ridout
abundant 2005-09-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth
All over lower shore especially on Laminaria saccharina. Judith Oakley
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
>10 on one frond of kelp 2006-09-09
Polzeath, Cornwall. Reef at N end of beach.
Small 5mm individuals Guy Baker
Frequent 2007-01-23
Branscombe Bay, Devon
Found on Kelp on side of boulder Milly Hatton-Brown
>30 2005-08-22
sugary cove dartmouth westside lowsprings
upto 1cm long on L. digitata and fucus serratus low shore Sonia Rowley
3 2007-07-29
Rathlin Island (Black Head, Co Antrim. Northern Ireland
On kelp in 2m Jimmy Mc Donnell
Common 2007-08-03 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks (very low tide, went further down lower shore)
Very small, on kelp Cat Ridout
14 2007-10-26 Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe
Tunnels Beach, Ilfracombe
One cluster on kelp at low water Paula Ferris
6 2008-05-20 Polzeath
Polzeath, north side towards Pentire Point
Individuals on serrated wrack Paula Ferris
frequent 2008-09-27
On rocks at eastern end of Porthmeor beach
On fronds of laminaria digitata Larissa Paver
2008-09-27 Porthmenor Beach
Eastern end of Porthmenor beach, St Ives, Cornwall
Frequent (on laminaria species) Larissa Paver
2 2008-09-20
Stackhouse cove
On Laminaria Larissa Paver
Rare 2008-10-17
Cawsand beach
3 seen on a kelp frond. Milly Hatton-Brown
24 2008-10-14
Dog Beach, Looe, Cornwall
Attached to kelp fronds at the end of the lower shore. Amelia Bridges
4 2009-04-14 Portscatho
Portscatho, Cornwall
Jon Parr
10 2009-09-08 Sandford Bay
Sandford Bay, south of Peterhead. Piles of stranded kelp at south end of beach.
H.pellucidum var. laevis (up to 1 inch across) embedded in broken ends of Laminaria hyperborea stipes stranded on beach. Approx 10 indiividuals seen in stipes sticking out of the pile and many other stipes showed evidence of grazed craters; so presumably there were hundreds more present under the massive pile of kelp. Photos available. Specimens collected. Jon Moore
1 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 frond of L. digitata. Approx 1.5cm Lauren Burghes
common 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
on kelp blades Paula Ferris
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
Occasional 2010-05-15 Holbeck, Scarborough
Rocky shore with large tidal pools, kelp forest and bare sediment
Anthony Hurd
3 2010-11-05 Llanina
The shore at Llanina faces a north westerly direction. This means that it is, to some extent, sheltered by New Quay to the prevailing SW winds and wave action. The shore is composed of mainly small to medium boulders and is on a gentle gradient.
Near stipe (on frond) of laminaria. Matthew Hawkins
>10 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
found on laminaria species intertidal zone Kristie Wilkinson
>10 05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
Many on Laminaria digitata at lower shore Kristie Wilkinson
1 29/04/2011 Tremone Bay
Rocky bay with small beach, very exposed to NW
On bare rock with ordinary limpets. Probably about 1.5m above low water mark. About 12mm? Mike Savage
abundant 28/10/11 Hartland Quay
Very exposed rocky coast
on exposed kelp. lower shore. (Image submitted) Robert Durrant
2 21/01/2012 Douglas shore Isle of Man
Sandy beach with outcrops of rock
both on frond of oar weed Jon Russell-Dunn
1 05/11/2011 Scarlett Isle of Man
Volcanic rock ledges from cliff face to sea
found on frond of fucus serratus Jon Russell-Dunn
3 08/03/2012 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
north facing sheltered rocky shore, good seaweed cover, gullies crevices & pools
One large mid-way down kelp stipe, others about 10mm in L. saccarina dimples Paula Ferris
4 10/03/2012 Greencliff
Moderately exposed rocky shore. Wave-cut platform with infrequent sandy gullies. Frequent small pools. Entire upper shore comprising very dynamic large pebble ridge.
One large (15mm), 3 v small (2mm) on blade of laminaria hyperborea. Lower shore. Robert Durrant
10 21/05/2012 Jennycliff Bay
Rocky shore - Lower shore gully at LWS.
Lower shore gully at LWS. ~4 P.pellucida per Laminaria saccharina frond. Very small <2mm length. Bethan Greenwood