November - 7 December 2018
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.
by Justin Pollard
washed ashore dead at Pevensey
Bay, East Sussex, was discovered to be an unexpected White-beaked
albirostris, that is not normally
found this far east up the English Channel.
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the debris washed ashore on Chesil
Beach, Dorset, included Goose Barnacles,
anserifera, Lepas pectinata and Lepas
hilli, and the rarer pelagic species Concoderma
griseus, was spotted swimming in the
(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.
Hynd from Torryburn spotted a two metre long
thynnus, on the beach at Culross
in Fife while out walking with his wife Abigail.
Fisk caught the southern fish known in England
as the Pompano
(also called a Derbio),
ovatus, during a fishing competition off
Beach, Dorset. It weighed 216 grams (7.6 oz). Other fish caught
at the same time were Garfish
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
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.
of Large Crabs
large Edible Crabs,
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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