Recording Marine Life


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Records of Sepia officinalis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2003-08-11
Wreck of the "Canton" aprox half a mile south of Fowey harbour mouth.
Sitting on bottom on some rock with kelp on it. Aprox 6-8 inches long. Chris Bunney
1 2003-05-26
Wreck of James Fennel, near Portland
On sandy bottom just settling there. Charles Whitworth
3 2003-07-18
Portland Harbour (location has been taken as middle as none given on recording form)
Small. Charles Whitworth
1 2003-08-30
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
free swimming Fiona Hampton-Matthews
1 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Seen hiding in a crevice at bottom of shore, photo taken. Seashore Safari
2 2004-09-07 Saltstone
West of Saltstone, Salcombe Estuary
Nigel Mortimer
A bunch of eggs 2006-09-11
Cawsand Bay, Cornwall.
Attached to algae in shallow water (approx 3m). Charlotte Marshall
1 2003-04-11 France Aimee
Near the wreck of the France Aimee on the east side of the isle of wight
20-30 cms Ben Knights
1 2007-06-17 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Dorset
Polly Whyte
1 2007-03-30 Porthkerris
Porthkerris beach between reef and western beach
Seen between reef and shore
1 2007-09-15
Far Mulberry. A1 (Phoenix) Mulberry Harbour Unit, near Pagham, W.Sussex
Seen under iron reinforcing bar from Mulberry harbour unit. 6 - 7" body length. Photo & video taken. Bryan Harrison
20 + 2008-01-20
West Bay, Dorset. Beach between the harbour and cliffs.
several cuttle bones on shore, also a carcass on the shore. Matthew Law
1 2008-05-10
Kimmeridge bay dorset
Steve Trewhella
2 2008-08-12
broadbench nr kimmeridge
washed up Steve Trewhella
1 2009-04-24 Aberavon beach
Near the break water at Aberavon beach
Small rock pool Adrian Cooke
1 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
Washed up on shore Nigel Sawyer
1 2010-07-18 Seaford
typical East Sussex pebble beach, high levels of marine debris due to stormy weather.
clutch of eggs attached to a piece of seaweed, roughly 45/50 eggs. 100\'s of washed up cuttlebones on shore. Carole Manion
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!)
A few "bones" washed up Nigel Sawyer
Common 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
At least twenty egg clumps seen and a dozen or so "bones" Nigel Sawyer