Recording Marine Life


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Records of Trivia monacha

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
10+ 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Seen feeding on the Lifeboat legs. Numbers have increased over the last few years. They are now a common occurance. Paul Parsons
P 2000-05-29
Knox Reef; Farne Islands
Found on the strandline Owain Gabb
P 2000-05-10
Inner Farne; Farne Islands
Found on strand lines Owain Gabb
5-6 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Below overhangs low down shore and in cracks in rocks Seashore Safari
1 2005-03-12 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth Sound
Found under a rock Seashore Safari
6 2005-06-05
Goodrington Sands on shore in front of Seashore Centre
Near sponges in crevices and under ledges Judith Oakley
4 2005-07-09 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
mainly lower littoral zone. Cat Ridout
3 2005-07-10 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
1 on seaweed under rock and other 2 on side of rock surface, low shore. all approx 10mm length Cat Ridout
P 2005-06-25
Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay
Seen in rockpools Judith Oakley
4 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
attached to seaweed in crevice, low shore Cat Ridout
C 2005-08-02
Far pontoon, Queen Anne's Battery marina
common grazing on ascidians Judith Oakley
2 2005-08-10 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks Wembury beach
Attached to seaweed on bedrock low shore Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Mid tide gully in crevice. Size = 1.5cm length Cat Ridout
1 2005-09-14
Harlyn Beach, North Cornwall
shell on beach, 11 mm Marion Bruton
4 2005-09-20
Madrips Beach, Trevone, North Cornwall
foreshore, rockpools. Size from 9mm to 11mm. Marion Bruton
1 2005-06-19
Wreck of the King Cadwallan, Scilly Isles, on the Hard Lewis Rocks. 36 meters deep, underwater visibility 8-9 meters, slight current. SE 5.
On side of wreckage, 1 cm shell length. Sonia Rowley
1 2005-10-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
attached to algae on low shore rock Cat Ridout
1, 10mm lo 2005-10-29
Constantine Bay Beach, Cornwall,
Found in rockpool in rocks at south end of Constantine Bay Peter Rennie
1 2005-10-30
Constantine Bay, Cornwall.
In rockpool at south end of beach. 11mm long. Peter Rennie
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
1 2006-06-22
Queen Anne's Battery, PLymouth
Feeding on ascidians - Botryllus violaceus on rope Judith Oakley
4
On ledges surrounding rockpool at low shore
2 2006-04-30 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Ledge over hang Cat Ridout
2 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
5 2007-05-04 Combesgate
Combesgate, north end Woolacombe Bay.
gulley at low tide Paula Ferris
4 2007-06-17 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Dorset
Polly Whyte
3 2007-08-30
Coombesgate, north Woolacombe beach.
feeding on ascidians in gulley Paula Ferris
6 2007-09-01
Downend, Croyde, immediately south of headland.
Feeding on ascidians, including one unusual yellow form of ? cowrie Paula Ferris
5 2007-09-28 Barricane and Coombesgate
Barricane & Coombesgate, Woolacombe Bay
feeding on overhangs in gullies on low shore Paula Ferris
3 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
under boulders Judith Oakley
5 2007-09-29
Oxwich Point, Gower
under rocks Judith Oakley
2 2007-10-11
Barricane Beach towards Grunta, woolacombe
Overhanging rocks, low shore Paula Ferris
3 2007-10-26
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, Plymouth
Found together in damp overhanging small crevice. Approx 1cm length. Sally Pearce
3 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
under overhangs and boulders Judith Oakley
8 2008-04-09
Clining onto overhangs, low shore Paula Ferris
20 2008-05-20 Polzeath
Polzeath, north side towards Pentire Point
on walls of deep gullies, andon overhangs Paula Ferris
5 2008-06-08 Looe
South coast of cornwall, Looe, dog beach, east looe.
All seen in various overhangs on the rocky shore about 1cm long. Amelia Bridges
1 2008-07-24 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2008-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
Cat Ridout
2 2008-08-21
Fort Picklecombe beach to west of harbour breakwater rocky beach at low spring tide east side 2 projecting rocks
same as star ascidians - their food? fewer than 2 years ago previosly 8-10 at a time same site Melinda Tenant-Flowers
2 2008-09-28 Battery Rocks
Battery Rocks, Below Jubalee pool, Penzance
crevice on lower shore Larissa Paver
1 2008-09-20
Stackhouse cove
Near Ascidians Larissa Paver
1 2008-09-19
Rocky Shore between Perranuthnoe and Stackhouse cove
Near ascidians Larissa Paver
3 2008-10-14
Dog Beach, Looe, Cornwall
All on the same overhang on the lower shore above a shallow rockpool. Amelia Bridges
occasional 2008-12-27 Penzance
Battery rocks, sourth of Jubilee Pool, Penzance
Larissa Paver
10 2009-05-24 Stackhouse Cove, Penzance
In gulleys and under overhangs at Stackhouse Cove during a low of 0.9m
Below overhangs Larissa Paver
12 2010-01-01 Barricane
Long sheltered gulley at right angle to cliff, mid shore
as above, in small groups Paula Ferris
7 2010-01-03 Downend, Croyde
South side Croyde Beach, near low tide pool
Gulley walls nearby, low tide Paula Ferris
15 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
Feeding on encrusted low shore rocks Paula Ferris
1 2010-03-03 Houton Bay
Intertidal rocky shore
On boulder. Jenni Kakkonen
3 2010-04-16 Downend, Croyde
Wave cut platform across folded rocks, up to 2m gullies, one large pool.
2 alongside the Bispira, one by the sea hare Paula Ferris
1 2010-06-24 Polzeath
North rocky shore of Hayle Bay, Polzeath, 2 m deep low shore gulley,and environs
Feeding on overhang, same gulley Paula Ferris
1 2010-07-15 Tunnels, Ilfracombe
Rocky shore below Ladies Pool at Tunnels beach, verticals, overhangs and gulleys, some flat boulders..7m tide, but rough sea, no access surge gullies
On vertical side of gully Paula Ferris
3 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
Low shore, feeding on ascidians Paula Ferris
3 09/03/2012 Westward Ho!
Extreme low shore edge of moderately exposed wave-cut platform, with deep sandy-floored gullies and rocky overhangs.
Single specimens, widely scattered, all on overhangs, near sponges. Robert Durrant
5 10/03/2012 Downend, Croyde
Diagonal cross-cutting rocky shore gulley and adjacent shore platform at low water
Feeding on encrusted steep sided rocks Paula Ferris
8 06/04/2012 Westward Ho!
Extreme low shore edge of moderately exposed wave-cut platform, with deep sandy-floored gullies and rocky overhangs.
Very widely spaced along about 0.5km of shore, all on muddy areas of overhanging rock near to encrusting sponges and at very low water. All appx 1cm length. Robert Durrant
21 07/04/2012 Greencliff
Wave cut platform on fairly exposed shore. Occasional sandy-bottomed gullies, many overhangs created by leaning rock strata.
On overhanging rocks near gully edges among encrusting sponges. Widely scattered. Lower shore. Robert Durrant
5 08/05/2012 Albion Sands
Sandy SW-facing beach, sheltered by Gateholm to S & W,flanked by cliffs, with some outcropping strata central and W edge, & large boulder field E edge.
In similar situations to B. schlosseri, sometimes close to these or other tunicates. Robert Durrant
10 04/06/2012 Greencliff
Area of overhanging rock strata running at right-angles to the sea, with gullies open to NW, often sandy-bottomed. Lower part of wave-cut platform, with upper beach comprising large and very dynamic pebble ridge backed by high cliffs. Erosion of softer rock has created many shady crevices.
Found amongst encrusting tunicates, sponges, low under sheltered parts of overhanging rock strata. (But not found in deepest gully where previously abundant) Robert Durrant
11 05/06/2012 Greencliff
Area of overhanging rock strata running at right-angles to the sea, with gullies open to NW, often sandy-bottomed. Lower part of wave-cut platform, with upper beach comprising large and very dynamic pebble ridge backed by high cliffs. Erosion of softer rock has created many shady crevices.
Low on rocky overhangs, as recorded yesterday, but a few now found in high-walled gully also. Amongst ascidians. Robert Durrant