Monday, 8 February 2016

Marine flotsam and Sanderlings

Sanderlings, Calidris alba
I have continued combing the beach for interesting things and have started trying to identify seaweeds and bryozoans. Some are easy and some are more challenging, resulting in some additions to the library.
Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus with Dogfish, Scyliorhinus canicula
Bladder Wrack, Fucus vesiculosus
Bladder Wrack
bryozoan needing id
2nd bryozoan needing id
as above
Common Whelk eggs, Buccinum undatum
Eyelash Weed, Calliblepharis ciliata
Eyelash Weed
Frosty Sea Mat, Electra pilosa
Hornwrack, Flustra foliacea
Irish Moss, Chondrus crispus
Irish Moss
Knotted Wrack, Ascophyllum nodosum
Oarweed, Laminaria digitata
Sea Lettuce, Ulva lactuca
Sea Oak, Halidrys siliquosa
seaweed needing id
Spiral Tube Worm, Spirorbis spirorbis on Bladderwrack
Edible Crab shell, Cancer pagurus

Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus
Sanderlings, Calidris alba

Turnstones, Arenaria interpres

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