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SUNDAY 15th MARCH 2015                    DUN LAOGHAIRE, CO DUBLIN 

LEADER: LAILA HIGGINS

Intertidal Ecology
The shoreline is a combination of rocky shore, sandy beach, and harbour. It has/had a nice selection of seaweeds, molluscs, crustaceans, polychaetes and birds. 
 

                                 LIST OF SPECIES FOUND

Actinia equina

Beadlet Anemone

Alcyonidium sp.

Bryozoan

Ascidiella aspersa

Sea Squirt

Cancer pagurus

Edible Crab

Cerastoma edule

Common/Edible Cockle

Corallina officinalis

Red Coralline Alga

Dynamena pulima

Sea Fir

Echinocardium cordata

Sea Potato

Fucus serratus

Serrated/Toothed Wrack

Fucus vesiculosus

Bladder Wrack

Gibbula cineraria

Grey Topshell

Gibbula umbilicalis

Flat/Purple Topshell

Lanice conchilega

Sand Mason Worm

Littorina littorea

Common Periwinkle

Littorina obtusata

Flat Periwinkle

Mytilus edulis

Edible Blue Mussel

Nucella lapilus

Dog Whelk

Pagurus Bernharduss

Common Hermit Crab

Palmaria palmata

Dulse

Patella vulgaris

Common Limpet

Pholis gunnellus

Butterfish

Polyplecaphora (class)

Chiton

Rhizopus octopus

Barrel Jellyfish

Semibalanus balanoides

Upper Shore Acorn-type Barnacle

Solen marginatus

Grooved Razor Shell

Spirobis spirobis

Tube Worm

Ulva latuca

Sea Lettuce

Venerupis pulastra

Pullet Carpet Shell  

Compiled by Laila Higgins


   

       Echinoderms               Seashores                 Atlantic Rocky Shore

      

Corallina officinalis                     Fucus vesiculosus                         Fucus serratus

 

Palmaria palmata                         Spirobis species

   

Actinia equina                                  Ascidiella aspersa                                                 Rhizopus octopus

   

Semibalanus balanoides                              Littorina obtusata

   

Cerastoma edule &  Patella vulgata              C. edule                    Echinocardium cordata

   

                         Littorina littorea                                         Pagurus bernhardus                            Polyplecaphora (Class)     

   

Gibbula cineraria                          Gibbula umbilicalis                                         Nucella lapilus

     

Venerupis pulastra                                      Whelk Eggs

Field Club Members 

Photographs © P. Lenihan

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