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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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The Filey Bay Environmental Statement

On December 18, 2011 By

The environmental group Filey Against Dredging (“FAD”) was formed in 1990, in response to an application made by ARC Marine to dredge 20 million tonnes of sand and gravel from Filey Bay, on the North Yorkshire coast. Following massive public and local council  support, FAD commissioned an extensive Environmental Study of Filey Bay. In the [...]

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