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
Doto species (4) ? - Sea slug on hydroids at Newlyn Marina 17.10.14 (Sea slug Images)
Sea slug
Doto species 4 - 17.10.14
- on hydroid at marina 1

Sea slug
Doto species 4 - 17.10.14
- on hydroid at marina 2

Sea slug
Doto species 4 - 17.10.14
- on hydroid at marina 3

Sea slug
Doto species 4 - 17.10.14
- on hydroid at marina 4

Species found on a sample of hydroid found on the side of the marina pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall. 17.10.14.

A missed opportunity to arrive at species as hydroid species in the sample taken this day were not kept in separate containers, so the Dotos food supply could not be determined. Doto species tend to feed on different hydroid species.

Doto species can be quite similar looking and the species of hydroid on which they are feeding is sometime key to their determination. An expert opinion is also needed in many cases.

Determining species from images, even if one knows the hydroid they've come from is likely to be very difficult.

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.

Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Helping to understand, identify, record, and conserve molluscs.

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.

Doto species Newlyn Marina sea nymph Slug Images
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.