Beachcombing and Beach Surveys

30th January 2012, Monday

The beachcombing has been pretty cold so far this month but some interesting finds….

Mermaid purses – the usual thornback (ravioli), lesser spotted catfish (dogfish), lots of undulate (larger than the others) and blonde (larger ravioli!),
Green Sea Urchins from Pett Level to Rye Harbour – from the December storms,
Common Otter shells (large like freshwater mussels),
Many cockle shells of a particular size – again washed up from December storms,
Many balloons and ribbons – from Norman’s Bay to Camber,
Plastic nurdles from Camber Sands, – click here and here.
Rubber cheerios!
Lots of footwear too!

If anyone wants to keep up to date with the beachcombing finds I am still tweeting (!) (Andy Dinsdale @Strandliner)
The next beach surveys are next weekend. Rye Harbour Saturday 4th February and Pett Level Sunday 5th February. Pass on to others who may be interested. Lucy will be at Rye Harbour and I will be at Pett Level. For more info click here. to We will aim to have refreshments too! Wrap up warm and bring gloves.

Contact me at strandliner@btinternet.com