Candy-striped Flatworm
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This stunning Candy-striped Flatworm, Prostheceraeus vittatus was found while rock pooling near the mouth of the Helford Estuary in Cornwall. The crystal clear water enabled us to take this short video of it moving gracefully around the pool. A truly … Read More

Rock pool fish: Common Blenny
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The most common fish seen in our local rock pools is the Common Blenny. Despite being common they can be very difficult to see unless they move. So often the only glimpse you get is of them dashing under a … Read More

Brittlestars in rock pools
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What fascinating places rock pools are? There is a whole new world of creatures and plants to become familiar with. The amount of life in our local rock pools here on the south coast of Cornwall has noticeably increased in … Read More

Hermit crabs
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When the shell started to scurry across the rock pool it was obvious it was inhabited by a hermit crab! Not that it was easy to see it. Yet another occasion where patience paid off and the creature eventually peered … Read More

Common Starfish on the shore of the Helford River
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This bright orange starfish was on the muddy shore of the Helford River at low water last week. Insight into Common Starfish (Asterias rubens): the most common starfish found all around the coast in Britain, it is usually between 12 … Read More

Rock pool and rocky shore wildlife identification guide
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Wildlife Insight is pleased to include The Rocky Shore Name Trail guide in our shop. It’s a laminated guide offering a superb introduction to identifying species and understanding the world of rock pools and the rocky sea shores around the … Read More

British seaweeds: Oarweed or Tangleweed
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Last week the tides were some of the biggest of the year and so it was an excellent time to explore the rock pools at low water. The lower shore on Rosemulion Head, near the Helford River, was thick with … Read More

Beadlet Anemone in rock pools on Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth
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These common anemones are showing their tentacles but many were resembling blobs of jelly in the rock pools at Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, Cornwall. Insight into Beadlet Anemone (Actinia equina): can be red, orange, green and brown and are found … Read More

Spiny Starfish at Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth
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This starfish was found in the rock pools at low water on Gyllyngvase Beach yesterday. Insight: Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias glacialis) can grow up to 70cm across with their long, tapering arms often tipped in purple. In the UK, they’re found … Read More