Meanwhile, the group and I, led by our expert Ruth Williams, had reached Prisk Cove. We had a quick safety talk and how to find things in the rockpools. The children in the group were eager to go with their parents in close pursuit. I decided to let them find the wildlife, while I followed them and took pictures of their findings.
|Ruth gives us a safety talk|
|Rockpooling is fun!|
|Periwinkles and a Limpet|
|Another Montagu's Crab|
|A baby Shore Crab|
|Hermit Crab hiding in its shell|
|Shanny (A.K.A. Common Blenny)|
|Shanny with a Cushion Star|
|Shore Clingfish (A.K.A. Cornish Sucker)|
|Pipefish and another Shore Clingfish|
|Yet another Shanny|
|Some kind of prawn that I have forgotten the name of|
|This Brittlestar did cartwheels on Dad's hand for an escape|
The tide was starting to come in and it was time to leave before we were caught in it. Despite the mishaps, I had a good time and learned a lot. I think everyone should have a go at rockpooling, just be careful where you step and keep an eye on the tide. You never know what you will find and who knows, you may find something that will blow your mind!