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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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Death on the seashore

On July 5, 2012 By

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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Launching a Filey Coble Video

On March 17, 2012 By

The above Video shows a Filey Motor Coble, launching and retrieval in 2005. Since then the numbers of Coble’s have declined and there are now less than a handful. It is almost impossible to imagine Filey without its Cobles. Every year thousands of Visitors gather to watch them return with their catch. Hundreds of [...]

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The Blue Rayed Kelp Killer

On February 4, 2012 By

Kelp forests carpet rocky outcrops in Filey Bay and at Flamborough Head to a depth of about 10 metres. Kelps have been compared to Oak forests of the sea, with hundreds of species living on them or in their root system, which is called a ‘holdfast’. The prettiest kelp dweller by far is the little [...]

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Last Days of the Filey Coble?

On January 28, 2012 By

Less than a handful remain of the beach launched Filey Coble, a wooden fishing boat of clinker built construction. It is possible that within the next ten years, they may disappear altogether, a sad loss to the town. The remaining fishermen continue a proud heritage of a sustainable [...]

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