by Margaret Miller
is the deep sea fish
known as the Northern Dealfish,
discovered washed ashore, and this one was discovered more intact than
usual on the dark
sandy beach at Keiss,
on the north east coast of mainland Scotland. It was about 75 cm in length.
It is easily recognised by its long red dorsal fin.
lives offshore at depths of between 200 and 500 metres in a mesopelagic
existence in the middle of the water column predating on small fish and
squids. They grow to 3 metres long but are usually half this length. They
are gelatinous and inedible.
by Dave Hudson Photography
alive but just about holding on, a Kemp's
stunned and stranded on the shore at Holywell
Bay, near Newquay, north Cornwall, was discovered on a regular beach clean
amongst the ghost nets. The turtle was rehabilitated at the Blue
Reef Aquarium, Newquay, where it has started to feed on its way to
recovery. The young turtle had a shell length of approx. 25 cm. Sadly,
the turtle died four days later.
Hudson (Turtle Gallery)
following on was storm "Brian" with gale force winds up to Force
9 around the British Isles with various
creatures washed up on the shore, including
under the cliffs at Flamborough, Yorkshire.
physalis, continue to be washed ashore around the British Isles.
generated by the storm over shallow seas at Shoreham
by Claire Peters
notable strandings occurred included hundreds of young Curled
(also called the Lesser Octopus
with a single line of suckers) found on the shore at Trefor,
Peninsula, north Wales and many areas over a widespread coasts of Wales
Telacre as well
as the north Devon coast and further afield as well.
Octopus in Dogbay (UWPhoto)
Stuff: Octopus Interactive Map (Wales)
Force 9 winds at Longships
Lighthouse, Land's End, Cornwall
exposed lighthouse is 35 metres above mean high water
by Tim Stevens
on Coastal Topography
coast was battered by Violent
(remnants of a Category
3 Hurricane) with sustained winds of 69
mph and gusts
Point, County Cork, causing extensive damage. The western coast of
mainland Britain was also battered by gales and a heavy swell but the waves
had receded by the time the storm
had reached Scotland.
by Tim Stevens (Link)
on the image above for more photographs
physalis, continue to be washed ashore around the British Isles,
including as far east as Sussex where they are only rarely seen.
by Emma Crowley
combined jellyfish and plankton bloom wiped
out tens of thousands of Atlantic Salmon,
salar,in four fish
farms on the west coast and inlets of Ireland at Killary
Bay and Outer Bertraghboy Bay
in Connemara, and
in the south-west at Bantry
Bay in County Cork.
The offending jellyfish were swarms of the small Mauve
Stingers, Pelagia noctiluca,
in the previous 2007 swarm and
massive Salmon deaths) with the small (body
20 mm) siphonophore
(colonial hydrozoan) Muggiaea
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