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SEA LIFE ID PHOTOS

The idea of this section is to showcase the sea life that is available to see in our immediate location.  Photos are to be taken by Club members in either Wigtown Bay or Luce Bay.  The species, date and location (see chart to the right) of the photo are to be noted and the photographer will be given a credit.  More than one photo of any particular species can be submitted but only the best photo makes it into this section.

You may find the Habitas web site helpful in identifying some of the sea life in your photos.

We thought this section would give visitors to this site an idea of what can be seen in our local waters and give Club members something else to aim for when on Club dives.  Particularly now the Club has a new underwater camera to assist in our Seasearch project - Thanks to Scottish Natural Heritage and Solway Firth Partnership.

Any photos submitted should be sent to Phil with the information mentioned above. Photos should be at least 800 x 600 pixels. Please don’t send in all your photos, just the ones which you think show a particular specimen well.

Location Chart

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Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Taken by Chris

On 13/06/2010

Location: H4

Tom Pot Blenny

Taken by Jim Gibson

On 13/06/2009

Location: C6

Plaice

Taken by Jim Gibson

On 18/05/2008

Location: H5

Red Long Spined Scorpion Fish

Taken by Phil

On 22/06/2010

Location: F5

Scorpion Fish

Taken by Jim Gibson

On 29/05/2009

Location: H4

FISH

Lobster

Taken by Phil

On 22/06/2010

Location: F5

CRUSTACEANS

Plumose Anemones

Taken by Chris

On 20/06/2010

Location: I4

CNIDARIANS (Anemones, Corals, Hydroids & Jellyfish)

White Anemones

Actinothoe Sphyrodeta?

Taken by Jim Gibson 14/06/2009

Location: A6

ECHINODERMS (Starfish, Brittle Stars, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers & Feather Stars)

Common Starfish

Taken by Paul

On 20/06/2010

Location: H3

WORMS

MOLLUSCS (Sea Snails, Sea Slugs, Bivalves, Cuttlefish & Octopus)

Candy Stripe Flat Worm

Taken by Chris

On 13/06/2010

Location: F5

Velvet Swimming Crab

Taken by Paul

On 20/06/2010

Location: H3

Edible Crab

Taken by Paul

On 20/06/2010

Location: H3

Pollack

Taken by Paul

On 20/06/2010

Location: H3

Bloody Henry

Taken by Darren Kelly

On 26/09/2010

Location: G5

Painted Top-shell

Taken by Phil

On 22/06/2010

Location: F5

Light Bulb Sea Squirt

Taken by Jim Gibson

On 14/06/2009

Location: A6

SEA SQUIRTS

Common Sunstar

Taken by Chris

On 26/09/2010

Location: G5

Elegant Anemone

Taken by Chris

13/06/2010

Location: H4

Ballan Wrasse

Taken by Chris

On 18/05/2010

Location: H4

Bib

Taken by Chris

On 13/06/2009

Location: I4

Conger Eel

Taken by Jim Gibson

On 20/06/2010

Location: H3

Goldsinny

Taken by Phil

On 22/06/2010

Location: F5

SPONGES

Elephant Sponge

Taken by Chris

On 13/06/2010

Location: F5

Crystal Sea Slug

Taken by Chris

On 22/06/2010

Location: H3

Northern Starfish

Taken by Chris

On 13/06/2010

Location: F5

Hedgehog Sponge

Taken by Chris

On 13/06/2010

Location: F5

Poor Cod

Taken by Chris

On 20/06/2010

Location: I4

Ling

Taken by Chris

On 20/06/2010

Location: I4

† Any decisions on photos are to be taken by Paul and Chris H as they have some reasonable photographic knowledge.  If anyone has any problems with this system it can always be reviewed.

Golf Ball Sponge

Taken by Chris

On 13/06/2010

Location: F5

Double Spiral Worm

Taken by Chris

On 13/06/2010

Location: F5

Sea Urchin

Taken by Chris

On 26/09/2010

Location: G5

Dahlia Anemone

Taken by Darren Kelly

26/09/2010

Location: G5

Football Sea Squirt

Taken by Chris

On 26/09/2010

Location: G5

BRYOZOANS

Hornwrack

Taken by Chris

On 26/09/2010

Location: G5

Boring Sponge

Taken by Chris

On 26/09/2010

Location: G5

Celtic Feather Star

Taken by Chris

On 26/09/2010

Location: G5

Dead Men’s Fingers

Taken by Phil

22/06/2010

Location: F5

Red Dead Men’s Fingers

Taken by Jim Gibson

?/?/2010

Location: F5

Feather Star

Taken by Jim Gibson

On ?/?/2010

Location: F5

Sea Orange

Taken by Jim Gibson

On ?/?/2010

Location: F5

Unidentified Sponge

Taken by Phil

On 22/06/2010

Location: F5

Sea Hare

Taken by Jim Gibson

On 02/07/2011

Location: G5