From the monthly archives: July 2012

During our seashore visit to Filey Brigg on 21st July, there were a few interesting things to be found.

Seashore Sea Lettuces (Ulva spp.) and other green seaweeds in all their varieties do well when there is plenty of fresh water about. Given this years weather conditions there has been an explosion in growth on [...]

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Seasearch divers from Yorkshire recently visited Filey Brigg and took photographs of some of the incredibly exotic and diverse marine life found just a few hundred metres from Filey’s beach. On one dive alone they recorded 56 species, including 7 species of seaslug.  The word ‘seaslug’ implies the kind of slimy animal found in [...]

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On Thursday 5th July we were visited by 45 Children in two groups from a Leeds area Primary School. The day was humid but suprisingly good. The groups had a limited time in Filey but we were able to show them fossils, seashore shells, a live starfish and our resident  shore crab who is thriving [...]

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Death on the seashore

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The 4th July was one of the lowest tides of the year at Filey and the seashore birds were feasting on around a dozen  velvet swimming crabs (Necora puber)  that had been left stranded on the beach near Filey Brigg. Body parts littered the beach. Several other crabs had made it to the relative safety [...]

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