Sponge life on Rathlin’s North Wall

22 Apr

There really is a great variety of non fish aquatic life on Rathlin. It was reported recently in various publications that there was something like 70 new species of sponge identified during a survey of the water surrounding Rathlin Island. Some of these can be seen on Waterworld a programme broadcast on BBC last Autumn. Not sure if this footage shows any or not. There is some Grey elephant sponge though

10 Responses to “Sponge life on Rathlin’s North Wall”

  1. Liam M April 23, 2007 at 10:38 am #

    Enjoyed the video – came out well for the vis / light. Used it and a selection of your pictures in a lesson on animal / plant classifation today, cheers. Its suprising how many of the classroom units (15yrs old) wouldnt believe that sponges were living organisms . . . . . ..

  2. northantrimdiving April 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm #

    Hi Liam, glad you liked it and delighted you were able to put it to good use. There has got to be some millege in this wee video for your classes, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnxONOT3PeE…enjoy and see you next time we are out. D

  3. Ray Finlay April 23, 2007 at 8:06 pm #

    Very nice as usual….


  4. northantrimdiving April 23, 2007 at 8:48 pm #

    Cheers Ray

    Looks like I won’t make it for May bank holiday…Zoe and i are booked into cottages in the mournes for some hiking…but there will be another time I’m sure

  5. Ray Finlay April 23, 2007 at 9:01 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear that, but I am sure you will have a grand time. We will definitely be back again before too long. Things also happening on the job front if you catch my drift….Watch this space…

    All the best


  6. Michelle May 2, 2007 at 11:24 am #


    My BSAC branch are coming up to do some diving at Ballycastle in August and from the vids you posted we are very much looking forward to it! I was just wondering where the closest place to get air is as we are launching out of Ballycastle. Does Celtic Waves do air fills?

  7. Dave May 2, 2007 at 11:34 am #


    Hi thanks for you post. I have sent you an email, which I hope answers all your questions. if you don’t get it post here again and i will respond with a comment

  8. northantrimdiving May 2, 2007 at 11:35 am #

    Michelle that last comment was from me, to avoid confusion the site owner! Sometimes I forget to use my northantrimdiving identity!

  9. Michelle May 3, 2007 at 8:05 am #

    Hi Dave,

    thanks for clearing up the confusion! Could you resend the email to my hotmail address as i think my other one is playing up a bit.

    Thanks very much!


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