"We have got the angel shark, the undulate ray, stingrays and it is probably the last refuge in Europe for a very, very rare species, the white skate, which has pretty much disappeared from almost everywhere else."
Dr Clarke added he is also very concerned about the major drop in numbers of the undulate ray - which feeds on crabs and other crustaceans - in Tralee Bay.
water spectacle Undulate ray in Tralee Bay, Co Kerry
Now Gary has scored again with a 16lb 4oz undulate, caught from Penny's Flamer III over a mark to the east of Weymouth.
UNDULATE rays are not uncommon around south coast Channel marks.
The ray was then weighed, photographed and returned safely to the Solent as the biggest Wight shore-caught undulate
since the island rose from the sea 50 billion years ago.
rays, one of the smaller members of the skate family, seldom win Sunday People competitions.