On a gloomy but, relatively, pleasant day the large expanse of rock at Longhoughton Steel was my destination. Now this is quite a learning curve really, not knowing what gear to take, or even the best places to look, its all trial and error.
So, a few species were found in my hour and a half visit, that took me longer to identify when I got home! Its like insects and wildflowers this game....
Knotted Wrack Ascophyllum nodosum
Bladder Wrack Fuscus vesiculosus
Sea Lettuce Ulva sp
Pink Crust Lithothamnion glaciale
Then checking under some rocks turned up another bewildering selection. If you know this stuff please put my identifications right and let me know where I've gone wrong...
|Northern Red Chiton Tonicella rubra ?|
|Scale Worm Harmothoe imbricata|
Grey Topshell Gibbula cineraria
Common Limpet Patella vulgata
Common Periwinkle Littorina littorea
Beadlet Anemone Actinia equina
|Common Hermit Crab with Lithothamnion glaciale on its shell ( the pink crust)|
So, nothing new for me really but a few that I have never bothered to identify properly before. See there are benefits to this Pan species Listing thing...