Sub-littoral off Widewater, Shoreham, Sussex; Gallery

Here is a gallery of the some of the amazing and colourful species that can be found in the shallow water off Shoreham and along the Sussex coast to Worthing.

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164 Pipefish, Syngathus acus on rippled sand

163 Cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis swimming over rippled sand towards cobbles.

162 Thornback Ray, Raja clavata covered in sand

166 Pipefish, Syngathus acus on rippled sand

161 Algae and squirts on cobbles and shingle

160 Mating Velvet Swimming Crabs, Necora puber, amongst algae.

159 Diverse algae and other life on cobbles and shingle.

158 Juvenile Blue Mussels on rocks and cobbles.

157 Cobbles etc.

156 Rippled sand adjacent to cobble/algal area, with gobies etc.

155 Note the grey sand. What made this hole?

154 A view of the algal covered seabed with areas of chalk, cobbles and shingle

153 Algae and young Blue Mussels, Mytilus edulis.

152 Algae and young Blue Mussels, Mytilus edulis.

151 Diving surveying and photographing.

150 Pale form of Thornback Ray, Raja clavata, amongst weedy cobbles.

149 Pale form of Thornback Ray, Raja clavata, amongst weedy cobbles.

148 Gobies, Pomatoschistus sp. on the rippled sand.

147 Dahlia anemone, Urticina felina, on a cobble.

146 Cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, resting on sand.

145 Cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, pretending to be a weedy rock.

144 Cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, pretending to be a weedy rock.

143 Pale camouflaged Cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis.

142 Cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis.

141 Worm cast of Lugworm, Arenicola marina.

140 On the surface at dusk.

139 Sand Goby, Pomatoschistus minutus.

138 Whelk, Buccinum undatum, eating a dead crab.

137 Breadcrumb Sponge, Halichondria panicea

135 Sea Squirt, Aplidium punctum.

134 Fluffy weed, what is it?

134 Red Rags, Dilsea carnosa.

133 A mixed bag; sea squirts etc.

132 Sea Squirt, Molgula manhatenensis.

131 Red alga, Plocamium

130 High summer and long growths of Bootlace Weed, Chorda filum.

129 Hermit crab, Pagarus berhardus, amongst sand ripples.

128 Hermit crab, Pagarus berhardus.

127 Breadcrumb Sponge, Halichondria panicea

126 Sea Squirt, Molgula manhatenensis.

125 Sea Squirt, Molgula manhatenensis and goby.

124 Squat Lobste, Galathea squamifera, threatening.

123 Young Bootlace Weed, Chorda filum.

122 High summer and long growths of Bootlace Weed, Chorda filum.

121 Blue Mussels, Mytilus edulis.

120 Young Brown Crab, Cancer pagurus.

119 Various algae.

118 Sea Squirt, Aplidium punctum.

117 Blue Mussels, Mytilus edulis, feeding

116 Snakelocks Anemone, Anemonia viridis drifting in the current.

115 Jevenile Slipper Limpets, Crepidula fornicata.

114 Sea Squirt, Diplosoma spongiforme.

113 Sea Squirt, Diplosoma spongiforme.

112 Sea Squirt, Diplosoma spongiforme.orme

111 Compass Jellyfish, Chrysaora hyscosella.

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