Selsey Lifeboat Station – A Gallery of Life

Here is a selection of the wonderful life that can be found under and on the Lifeboat Station at Selsey, West Sussex.  Mouse-over’ for details. Some help may be needed re. identifications! (Note, images are water-marked and trackable; images can be re-used – please contact gerald[at]chelifer.com )

2 Dahlia Anemone, Urticina felina with sponges and Calliostoma zizyphinum on pier leg
34 Dahlia Anemone, Urticina felina with sponges on pier leg
75 Goose-bump Sponge Dysidea fragilis, Polymastia boletiformis, grey one ?Pachymatisma johnstonia Gooseberry seasquirt Dendrodoa grossularia Amphipod tubes
66 Various sponges on pier let
65 Oyster and sponges on pier leg
64 Polysiphonia sp. on pebble
63 Sponge Suberites ficus
62 Invasive seaswuirt Styela clava
61 Sponges etc on pier leg
60 Anemone Actinothoe sphyrodeta amongst sponges on pier leg
59 Grey seaslug Aeolidia papillosa and Blue mussel Mytilus edulis amongst cobbles
58 Peacock or Feather duster worm Sabella pavonia
57 Peacock or Feather duster worm Sabella pavonia, Dahlia and Snakelocks anemone
56 Sponge Polymastia boletiformis extensively covering pier leg
55 Sponge Polymastia boletiformis extensively covering pier leg with Gibbula sp
54 Oyster Ostrea edulis on pier leg covered and surrounded by sponges etc
53 Oyster Ostrea edulis amonst stones and Crepidula with sponges etc
52 Orange sponge ?species, amongst cobbles and slipper limpets
51 ?Dog whelk Nucella lapillus eggs on pier leg with sponges etc
50 Mixed sponges etc on pier leg
48 Sponges etc on pier leg
47 Sponges etc on pier leg
46 Sponges and hydroids on pier leg
45 Sponges etc on pier leg
40 Sponges on pier leg
40A sponges on pier leg
39 ?turf on cobble
38 Hydroid Hydrallmania falcata attached to cobbles and Crepidula shells
37 Hydroid Hydrallmania falcata and sponge Dysidea fragillis amongst cobbles and Crepidula
36 Hermit crab Pagurus berhardus
35 Hermit crab Pagurus berhardus
33 Egg mass of the Sea slug Acanthodoris pilosa
32 Seabed dominated by invasive Slipper limpets Crepidula fornicata
31 Painted topshell Calliostoma zizyphinum on sponge
30 Sponges and red algae on cobbles and slipper limpets
29 Snakelocks anemone Anemonia virids on Slipper limpets Crepidula fornicata
27 Snakelocks anemones Anemonia viridis
26 European cowrie Trivia monacha
25 European cowrie Trivia monacha amongst sponges
24 Sea squirt Dendroa grossularia amongst sponges, hydroids and bryozoa
23 Fried egg anemone Actinothoe sphyrodeta, sponges and sea squirts
22 Sea squirt Dendrodoa grossularia and tiny anemone?
21 Sponges etc on pier leg
20 Sponges etc on pier leg
19 Sponges, including Dysidea fragillis on pier leg
18 ? various on pier leg
17 Sea slug Aeolidia papillosa
16 Sea slug Acanthodoris pilosa and egg mass
15 Oyster Ostrea edulis covered in anemones with sponges  and Butterflish Pholis gunnellus
13 Anemones covering oyster
12 Sponge ?Mycale/Microciona with tiny anemones?
11 Sponge ?Mycale/Microciona with tiny anemones?
10 Plumose anemones Metridium senile
9 Anemone Actinothoe sphyrodeta and mixed sponges on pier leg
8 ?Asicidan on pier leg
7 Juvenile anemone ?Sagartia elegans, sponges
3 Sea slug Aeolidia papillosa
2 Sea slug Acanthodoris pilosa and egg mass
78 Eggs of ?Dog whelk Nucella lapillus and sponges etc on pier leg
1A Small anemones, sponges etc on pier leg
3A Tiny anemone amongst sponges on pier leg
2A Tiny anemone Diadumena cincta amongst sponges on pier leg
80 Sponge crab Inachus phalangium amongst cobbles and slipper limpets
108 Goosebump sponge Dysidea fragilis, polychaete worm Neoamphitrite figulus etc
109 Sponge crab Inachus phalangium amongst cobbles and slipper limpets
107 Snakelocks anemone Anemonia viridis

 

106 Snakelocks anemone Anemonia viridis
105 Two seaslugs Acanthodoris pilosa
104 Seaslug Acanthodoris pilosa
103 Seaslug Acanthodoris pilosa
102 Anemone Sagartia troglodytes in sand
101 Peacock or Feather duster worm Sabella pavonia
100 Peacock or Feather duster worm Sabella pavonia amongst Slipper limpets Crepidula fornicata
99 Polychaete Neoamphitrite figulus (see tentacles) and 'shrimp'
97 Hermit crab Pagurus berhardus
96 Sea slug Facelina auriculata
95 Sea slug Facelina auriculata
94 Egg mass of Eulalia viridis
93 Eggs of ?Dog whelk Nucella lapillus
92 Dahlia anemone Urticina felina
91 Dahlia anemone Urticina felina
90 Dahlia anemone Urticina felina
89 Dahlia anemone Urticina felina
88 Anemone Anthropleura balli
87 Dahlia anemone Urticina felina
86 Dahlia anemone Urticina felina
85 Tube anemone Cerianthus lloydii
84 Painted topshell Calliostoma zizyphinum
83 Brown or Edible crab Cancer pagurus
82 Sea slug Aeolidia papilosa
81 Sponge crab Inachus phalangium
110 Sponge crab Inachus phalangium

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