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Sea Lemons

Sea Lemons

(Doris pseudoargus) Sea Lemons can often be seen under the Ferrybridge at Portland. The ones in the photographs were seen earlier this week. They can grow to 12cm and are covered in bumpy tubercles. It lays thousands of eggs in a long orange or white ribbon. The sea...
Gannet on the Fleet

Gannet on the Fleet

The distinct shape and size of the Gannet will usually stand out when scanning gulls and other birds out at sea. Being largely bright white in colour with black wingtips, they have a distinctive long neck and long pointed beak, a long pointed tail, and long pointed...
Early Signs of Spring

Early Signs of Spring

This Danish scurvy-grass (Cochlearia danica) is already in flower on the beach, a sign of change in the season to come. Danish scurvy-grass is one of the first plants to flower on Chesil. It is packed full of vitamin C and was once eaten by sailors to prevent...