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Storm leaves cuttlefish graveyard

PUBLISHED: 10:36 18 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:20 30 June 2010

BEACHCOMBERS have had an interesting few days thanks to recent storms and the wind direction. For hundreds of cuttlebones, the remnants of cuttlefish, have been washed ashore at Happisburgh, to the north-west of the metal beach access steps.

BEACHCOMBERS have had an interesting few days thanks to recent storms and the wind direction. For hundreds of cuttlebones, the remnants of cuttlefish, have been washed ashore at Happisburgh, to the north-west of the metal beach access steps.

The discovery of the remains will help inform a survey into populations of the creatures.

Norfolk Seaquest has been doing the research because of concerns about possibly dwindling numbers of cuttlefish living off our shores.

“The Happisburgh numbers - which are the best record so far from the survey - reveal that there is a healthy population somewhere in the vicinity of where they have been found,” said Helen Nott, of Seaquest. “It doesn't necessarily mean they are very close to Happisburgh - the weather could have brought them in from 30 or 40 miles away - but at least they are there.”


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