MARINE LIFE NEWS 2018

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27 November - 7 December 2018
The Sei Whale, Balaenoptera borealis, that visited the harbour of Hobro (Ørnedalsbugten, an area of the Mariager Fjord waterway that travels from Hobro to the Kattegat sea), Denmark, eventually perished. It looked emaciated and ill and it made no attempt to swim away to the open sea.


23 November 2018

White-beaked Dolphin
Photograph by Justin Pollard

A dolphin washed ashore dead at Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, was discovered to be an unexpected White-beaked Dolphin, Lagenorhyncus albirostris, that is not normally found this far east up the English Channel. 

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14 November 2018

Amongst the debris washed ashore on Chesil Beach, Dorset, included Goose Barnacles, Lepas anserifera, Lepas pectinata and Lepas hilli, and the rarer pelagic species Concoderma virgatum.


BMLSS Barnacles

12 November 2018
A surprise Risso’s Dolphin, Grampus griseus, was spotted swimming in the tidal River Ouse (map) (tidal tributary of the River Humber) over 30 miles away from the North Sea. Any dolphin would be a surprise that far upstream of a substantial estuary but the pelagic Risso’s Dolphin is usually only seen to the west and north of the British Isles and does not normally inhabit the North Sea. 

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7 October 2018

Angler Jeff Fisk caught the southern fish known in England as the Pompano (also called a Derbio), Trachinotus ovatus, during a fishing competition off Chesil Beach, Dorset. It weighed 216 grams (7.6 oz). Other fish caught at the same time were Garfish and Mackerel.

Derbio is a warm water fish that is only rarely seen or caught in British seas, a moderately common shoaling fish in shallow water in areas of surge in the Mediterranean Sea and the adjacent Atlantic shores. This small fish (up to 35 cm long) is found in clear waters over sand or mud bottoms in the surf zone and also caught by anglers from rocky shores from the Bay of Biscay southwards. 
Previous Record 2014


3 October 2018
Six large Edible Crabs, Cancer pagurus, were landed at Littlehampton, Sussex,  from 25 miles offshore in the English Channel. The largest one weighed 4.4 kg (9 lb 4 oz) with a carapace width estimated at about a foot (300 cm).

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