Observations in the Species: Alcyonium digitatum

English Name: Dead men's fingers or Dead-man’s fingers

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Thing from the deep

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By: maxwurrmaxwurr’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: S W Coast Path, Devon
Observed: 16th February 2014
Added: 23rd February 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Coral? Sponge? I have no idea. It was slightly squidgy, but not a lot.

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Coral

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Location: Scarlett, Bay ny Carrickey
Observed: 10th August 2012
Added: 14th August 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

Soft but firm white blob on sea bed with some sea weeds and some (possibly) Nemertesia antennina

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AlcDigPatch20

AlcDigPatch20
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Location: 1, Oxwich Castle Cottages
Observed: 22nd April 2008
Added: 4th July 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

2 patches side by side, extended on L, withdrawn (w. "honeycomb pattern") on R

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Dead man's fingers

Dead man's fingers
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Location: Aberlady sands
Observed: 19th January 2013
Added: 19th January 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Washed up on the beach. Attached to an empty shell.

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AlcmDigitatum68

AlcmDigitatum68
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Location: 1, Coastguard Cottages
Observed: 14th June 2006
Added: 10th November 2012
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

close-up, shows the tiny individuals

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AlcmDigitatum73

AlcmDigitatum73
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Location: 1, Coastguard Cottages
Observed: 15th June 2006
Added: 10th November 2012
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

"abundant in W.Europe"

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Dead man's fingers

Dead man's fingers
By: ylla
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Location: Yellowcraigs beach, East Lothian
Observed: 29th October 2011
Added: 29th October 2011
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spongelike creatures washed up on beach

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By: Burner
Location: Skerries
Observed: 31st December 2009
Added: 6th January 2010
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:6
Description:

Rubbery spongelike creatures washed in from Irish Sea

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Dead Man's Fingers

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Location: Chesil Beach
Observed: 2nd December 2009
Added: 2nd December 2009
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Actually a soft coral. Hundreds of them washed up on Chesil Beach this morning.

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