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Our seas are alive with a multitude of small creatures that are carried around by the tide. Some live in the water column all the time, others are the child stages (larvae) of animals such as starfish, barnacles, crabs and lobsters. The Discover Filey Group has developed plans for a Discover Plankton, plankton net [...]

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The beautiful Lions Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) is an occasional visitor to Filey Bay between June and September. Most of our other visiting jellyfish don’t sting. This One does and has white thread like stinging tentacles that stretch our a few metres from the main animal. The main body can be about 50cm across [...]

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The Worm City of Filey Bay

On January 26, 2012 By

A multitude of sand mason worms (Lanice conchilega) carpet large parts of Filey Bay and some can be seen at low tides . The tubes are about 4 to 5cm in height, made up of coarse sand grains and any bits of hard material that is available. The worm that made them can be as [...]

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