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Black-faced blenny

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 13:58 -- Dave Kilbey

 

We've had 9 records of black-faced blenny from the Sealife Tracker app so far. The males are very striking in the mating season and have a brightly coloured yellow body, blue edged fins and jet black heads. Typically, females and non-territorial males (out of the breeding season) are grey-brown with vertical dark bars running down their sides. Females can even mimic their background.

This male was photographed by John Elysee in Swanage Bay, an area where all but one of the records we've received have come from. The only other record we've received has been from Porthallow on the south coast of Cornwall. They're fish of rocky habitats and are found in shallow water so snorkellers can easily find them as well as divers. If you're on the south coast this year and go in for a snorkel keep your eyes peeled and we'd love to have your records should you see one.

male black-faced blenny

 

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First Trigger Fish Record

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:41 -- Dave Kilbey

 

We've received our first Trigger Fish record complete with a great photo via the Sealife Tracker app.

Trigger fish are most common in the south of the UK where shoals of up to 80 have been spotted. Up north they are far rarer and this record joins only a handful of others shown on the NBN Gateway in the seas around the Isle of Mull on the west coast of Scotland, so this is a valuable and interesting record.

trigger fish

Have you spotted any Trigger fish this year? If so, let us know and add your data to the survey

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Sunfish records

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:09 -- Dave Kilbey

We've been thrilled that people have been spotting Sunfish (Mola mola) around the south-west coast of England. Better still people have been reporting them with the Sealife Tracker app and we've even been fortunate enough to have several images submitted which you can see below.

Sunfish underwater photo

Sunfish spotted in Somerset

 

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