Recording Marine Life


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Records of Zeus faber

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
3 2002-06-29
The wreck of the James Egan Layne, Whitsand Bay,
Swimming along side of wreck over seabed. Hovering/hiding under wreckage. Paul Parsons
1
seen swimming slowly just above the wreck, some current flowing (0.5 knot)
1 2002-07-14
Black Hawk, Worbarrow Bay, Dorset
Charles Whitworth
2 2002-06-07
Porthkerris Beach, Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall
Two small John Dory's in same location Gavin Parsons
1 2004-05-18
Mewstone, Plymouth Sound
No further comments Ruth Arkle
1 2004-08-01 Overton
Overton, Gower Peninsula south Wales
6 m below surface Malcolm Wilkins
3 2002-06-29 James Egan Layne
The wreck of the James Egan Layne, Whitsand Bay,
Swimming along side of wreck over seabed. Hovering/hiding under wreckage. Paul Parsons
1 2002-09-28 British Inventor
British Inventor wreck on Adamant Shoal, Dorset
seen swimming slowly just above the wreck, some current flowing (0.5 knot) Charles Whitworth
2 2002-06-07
Porthkerris Beach, Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall
Two small John Dory's in same location Gavin Parsons
1 2004-09-01 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Portland, Dorset
at about 6m Trish Carter
P 2004-09-19 Osmington Mills
Osmington Mills beach, Dorset
Rossie Mayhew
1 2004-12-05 Marazion Beach
Marazion Beach, Cornwall, near the slipway
washed up onto beach, some damage. Approx. 30cm long Kim Gough
1 2005-05-01 Pandora
North East Coast - Wreck of the Pandora, 26m depth.
Looked like it was hunting amongst fishing net and wreckage Lee Fraser
1 2005-10-16
Firestone Bay, just west of Eastern Kings. Approximately 100m off shore from sea filled swimming pool
Swimming above rocky sea bed, approx 0.5ft from top of body to lowest point. 0.75ft from nose to tail Charles Sandercock
1 2006-07-21
South West of the Queens ground buoy.
Caught on live launce, fish of about 1lb. Returned alive. Stuart Hooper
1 2008-09-28 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Portland, Dorset
Trish Carter
1 2009-09-27 Race of West-going stream
rocky bottom, mussel seed bed off Portland Bill
Caught during fishing trip. Carlos Campos
1 29/03/2011 isle of skye
John Dory caught in prawn creel at 50 mtrs north west coast of Skye. Ist seen in 20 years fishing.
caught in creel in 50 metres off Loch Pooltiel. greg lane
1 24/09/2011 Swanage
Water depths of 2m to 30m with water temperature of 18 degrees C.
Close to beach at about 2m depth, 30-40cm long. Julian Madle