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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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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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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 small shrimp like animal (amphipod) known as Dyopedos lives in great numbers on the seabed in Filey Bay near Flamborough Head. Dyopedos can spin threads of mucus to bind together bits of mud, small fragments and its own faeces to form a sort of ‘fishing rod’, which rises up from the seabed. It then [...]

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Filey Lifeboat

On December 28, 2011 By

A small lifeboat was stationed at Filey since the early 19th Century but the first recorded rescue was in 1853 . Since then the Filey lifeboat has saved hundreds of lives. In  2003 a local fisherman Michael (Pip) Farline was awarded the prestigious bronze life saving medal for rescuing two tourists who had been trapped [...]

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