Wrack are a family of seaweeds that are found on most UK coasts on both sheltered and exposed rocky shores.
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.
The beadlet anemone (Actinia equina) are red anemones found on rocky shores all over UK coastlines.
With their bunny-like head tentacles and charismatic expressions, these marvelous molluscs are always sure to bring a smile to your rock pool adventures.
Overview: Barnacles, or Cirripedia, are one of the most abundant groups of species present on many rocky shores. However, to […]
The Painted topshell (Calliostoma zizyphinum) is a sea snail found on rocky shores with a very colourful conical shell.
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.
The Cushion star (Asterina gibbosa) is a little, well camouflaged starfish that is commonly found in rockpools on many of the UK coasts.
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.
Our second species in focus features probably the most popular new arrival to our shores in recent years. Well certainly in Cornwall anyway, where this charming little crab is named after the region’s patron saint: St Piran.