Recording Marine Life


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Records of Saccharina latissima

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
Uncommon 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)
Towards lower shore and in the larger rockpools Nigel Sawyer
Common 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
In gulleys on the lower shore 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 pieces washed up Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 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
Common on lower shore Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
Few fronds seen washed up (tide too high to see the in-situ plants) 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)
At low tide mark Nigel Sawyer
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
Lower shore below the tide 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 fronds with "roots" often short 200mm Nigel Sawyer
4 07/04/2012 Gorey
Flat sandy area
Kevin McIlwee
Common 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
Many washed up fronds Nigel Sawyer