Recording Marine Life


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Records of Patella vulgata

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
common - 100+ 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)
on rocks Barbara Haddrill
C 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
Rocks Ruth Williams
C 2004-08-10 Constantine Beach
Rocky shore beside Constantine Beach observed in mid shore zone.
Common, mid zone/ upperin pools and exposed. Peter Jones
15 2005-07-15 Croyde Bay
Croyde Bay - rockpools on middle shore, Baggy point side of beach
15 per square metre Charlotte Bettle
many 2005-11-08
Lynmouth beach, East of rivermouth
On rocks Caroline Farrell
Present 2005-12-01 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth fore shore.
Lots seen New Marstom
Present 2006-01-17
Sillery Sands, Lynmouth.
Loads seen on the rocks Bampton Newman
present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
lots 2006-06-06
Lynmouth Foreshore East at midtide.
Up and down shorelines Madley Brook School
90+ 2006-06-14 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
abundant 2005-08-19
sugary cove dartmouth castle, low springs, full moon
M-lowershore Sonia Rowley
v. abundant 2007-03-21
West Hoe by water front pub, Plymouth
In rows and clumps on rocks mid-lower shore Jon Parr
common 2005-08-14
rocky coast on coastal walk between compass and castle cove dartmouth (westside) increased sun exposure till sundown no fresh H2O inlets.
mid-lowshore Sonia Rowley
frequent 2008-12-28 Porthmeor Beach
Western end of Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall
Larissa Paver
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
Everywhere! Nigel Sawyer
500 2009-07-06 Mount Batten
Rocky beach situated just out of Plymouth Sound. Exposed to harsh weather conditions and strong currents.
On rocks 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
Nigel Sawyer
Abdundant 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
Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-08-21 Cow Gap near Eastbourne
Beach consisting mainly of bolders, cobbles, pebbles with patchs of clay and sand.
All over the place! Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 2009-09-07 Mousehole, Cornwall
Rock platform just east of village, below \\\'bathing\\\' pool set into the rocks.
At all levels Larissa Paver
50+ 2009-09-04 Pegwell Bay, Kent
Ex hoverport on mudflats
On chalk platform David Rolfe
Uncommon 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 hard surfaces Nigel Sawyer
1 2009-09-07 Aberavon Beach
Aberavon Beach, Wales
Seen clinging to a rock Traethmelyn Primary School Doyle
4 2009-09-07 Aberavon Beach
Aberavon Beach, Wales
Traethmelyn Primary School Doyle
26 2009-09-07 Aberavon Beach
Aberavon Beach, Wales
Seen on rock Traethmelyn Primary School Doyle
200+ 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 rocks around kelp at 3m upwards Lauren Burghes
Density: 10/m2 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Live specimens and shells North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
100 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
A guess,, abundant at all levels of shore Paula Ferris
Common 2010-04-21 Cow Gap, Beachy Head Sussex
Rock pools and sandstone area. Area of sand and some mud/ sand patches amongst the boulders and other rocks. Jaera sp also seen. Pools near the cliff had the seaweed Dumontia incrassata and shells of Mactra stultorum were also found (neither listed in DB)
Widespread Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
Not as many as I would have expected Nigel Sawyer
Super Abundant 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
Scattered everywhere Paula Ferris
Common 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 and in pools. Tabitha Pearman
05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Kristie Wilkinson
Common 21/03/2011 Hastings
Shingle and rocks with some rockpools and sandy areas
All rocky areas Nigel Sawyer
Common 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
On hard surfaces 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!)
Few on the groynes but very low numbers <10 seen Nigel Sawyer
Common 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
Widespread and some large individuals >40mm Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
Many seen Nigel Sawyer
Common 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Many on shore 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)
On most hard surfaces 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
All rocky surfaces Nigel Sawyer
Common 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
On pier and rocky areas Nigel Sawyer
Common 02/07/2011 Corton
Sand and shingle beach with occassional areas of exposed hard substratum comprising 'soft' sedimentary rock in which shallow pools have formed. Groynes and wooden defenders situated near the mid tide mark behind which pools have formed.
On wooden defences Tabitha Pearman
01/07/2011 Plymouth Hoe
Description: Embayment, Sheltered with an East facing aspect Zone: littoral Full salinity Use and impacts:Fishing,rockpooling Sub stratum: Bed rock and concrete Features: Crevices, gullies, pools, overhangs
Tabitha Pearman
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
Common 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
Many of various sizes seen Nigel Sawyer