645Re: Red Wharf Bay beachcomb
- Mar 27, 2008Sheila,
I didn't I'm afraid...
--- In Glaucus@..., <shdbone@...> wrote:
> Don't suppose you picked up the chough?......
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> From: Daniel Ward
> To: Glaucus@...
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:43 PM
> Subject: [Glaucus] Red Wharf Bay beachcomb
> After a recent bout of northerlies here in North Wales I took the dog
> for a walk down on Red Wharf Bay (now two days ago, 26/3) and found
> all sorts of things washed up. Much of the material was deposited
> across the entire intertidal to the east of the Bay, but more
> concentrated on the strandline towards the West. Typically, the one
> time there was a lot to look at, I didn't bother to take my camera. I
> did bring a few specimens back to photograph, but I was in a bit of a
> rush so I had to stick them in the freezer, and, as I'm away for a
> week or so, I won't be able to snap them for a while...
> Brittle stars (various species) were paricularly abundant on the upper
> shore, with patches a couple of inches (or more) thick. Asterias
> rubens were also very abundant, as a rough guess > 5-10 per metre
> square (there was a lot of them!).
> Species such as Astropecten irregularis, Echinocardium cordatum,
> Alcyonium digitatum, masked crabs (Corystes spp.) and various
> sipunculids were also washed up in considerable numbers, as were
> various elamsobranch eggcases, a couple of which I brought back to ID.
> Of the more unusual species, I found three angular crabs (Goneplax
> rhomboides), a small conger eel (approx 50cm long) and a dead chough
> (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax).
> Hopefully some of this is of interest...
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