|COMMON ENGLISH SQUIDS|
6 April 2013
A wreck of seabirds and crustaceans and other animals washed up dead on a Yorkshire shore at North Bay Beach, Scarborough included one of the more unusual squids in British seas. It is thought most likely to be the Hard Squid, Todarodes sagittatus. The total length of the squid was estimated at 60 cm. This is the first report of this squid on these News Reports.
Photograph by Steven Wignill
This one metre long squid was found on the beach at Chalkwell, near Southend, Essex.
Photograph by Philip Jones
Report by Phil Stubbs
Squid eggs attached to Kelp
Taken at St. Abbs last summer
- eggs all over the place. I also occasionally see squid - not sure if
they are the species that lay the eggs because they look too small
Report and Photograph by Jim Greenfield on the
Marine Wildlife of the North-east Atlantic Ocean "Smart Group"
These eggs most likely belong to Loligo vulgaris (Loligo forbesi is also a possibility but Loligo vulgaris is more likely) from off Guernsey. (I don't know how the eggs differ.)
Report by Richard Lord
See the close-ups below ©
by Richard Lord
© by Richard Lord
© by Richard Lord
The two species above were discovered on Shoreham Beach.
really got going with diving yet but somebody who dives regularly locally
seems to be seeing squid. He has seen three this year, one on the
Royal Adelaide off Chesil Beach and the other 2 on the East Tennants in
The Lyme Harbourmaster reports that many fishermen are finding eggs in their pots. Have you any reports suggesting unusual squid activity?
These eggs have not been identified to species level.
This page is still incomplete.
like the head of an old-fashioned string floor mop. The diameter of the
'mop' head is about 25 cm. The densely packed 'strings' are the thickness
of an earthworm and about 10 cm long each from the centre of the 'mop'.
The colour is a very pretty pale coral pink and white. Have
you any ideas? It is rare?
The most recent one I saw was on the Ferry Road beach (just west of the beach directly opposite Ferry Road) on the sand at low tide.