Also known as the common blenny, the shanny is one of the most common and characterful of all rock pool residents. With their downturned smile and discerning gaze, these fierce fish are not to be overlooked!
The Atlantic bobtail squid (Sepiola atlantica) is truly a hidden gem of the rocky shore. These camouflage wizards are so easy to overlook that they are usually only spotted when accidentally disturbed, spending much of their time buried in the sand with only their eyes peeking out.
With their bunny-like head tentacles and charismatic expressions, these marvelous molluscs are always sure to bring a smile to your rock pool adventures.
About Castle Beach: Situated in the heart of Falmouth, Castle Beach is one of our most popular survey sites. At […]
Overview: Barnacles, or Cirripedia, are one of the most abundant groups of species present on many rocky shores. However, to […]
Galathea squamifera, the common squat lobster, is a species of intertidal crustacean. Don’t be fooled by the name- these fancy fellows are actually more closely related to hermit crabs than lobsters.
This week’s Species in Focus is the Cornish Sucker. This unique looking fish may be little but packs a powerful ability to latch on to rocky surfaces using its adapted pelvic fins.