APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Swan Droppings (Green seaweed images)
Swan Droppings / Poo
Showing algal content
- out of water 1

Swan Droppings / Poo
Showing algal content
- out of water 2

Swan Droppings / Poo
Showing algal content
- in hand 1

Swan Droppings / Poo
Showing algal content
- close-up / side view 1

Swan Droppings / Poo
Showing algal content
- close-up / cross section 1

Swan Droppings / Poo
Showing algal content
- as first seen / in water 1

Images taken at low tide mark in stream east of Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall. 02.08.11.

What we see here certainly confused the author of this site; but the images are indeed of Swan Droppings. Swans live on the coast as well as around inland lakes and ponds, and there are many swans around Newlyn. It would seem that marine algae such as Sea Lettuce and Gut Weed are quite difficult for a swan to digest.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms.

swan poo droppings faeces green algal sausage
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.