Recording Marine Life


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Records of Sepiola atlantica

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2009-05-23 Zetland Pier
Small pier and surrounding shore diving area. Rocky/sandy bottom which has about 7m of water at high tide and 2m at low.
Open water, about 4/5cm in length. Joe Bater
23 2009-06-19 Ventry Harbour
Ventry Harbour is a horseshoe shaped beach with a mixture of sand and gravel in the centre of the beach and a rocky outcrop to the southern end. Two small streams enter the beach along the northern end of the beach. Ventry Harbour is a generally shallow area with depths averaging 2m.
Caught in Seine Net Declan Mac Gabhann
1 2009-07-23 Ards, Creeslough, Co Donegal
Sandy / rock pools
Small, about 50mm in length. Ghostlike when swimming against light sand, but when caught in net immediately changed to a dark black colour. Very large eyes which looked out of proportion with it's body. Covered in lots of pigmented 'freckles' that changed colour to blend into background. When released, buried itself in the sand so that only it's eyes protruded. Liam Berry
1 04/06/12 St. Brides Bay Pembrokeshire
Sheltered bay on Atlantic coast, sandy/pebble seabed
aproximately 3.2cm found on sandy bottom at around 4 metres depth. Observed colour changing . When it sawm away left ink trails. I have photos if required. keithrd krd