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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:42 pm

Hi everyone,

I just had it confirmed that I found a rather rare sea hare (Aplysia depilans) on my last rockpooling/snorkelling trip - it's usually found further south. That and a Greater pipefish made it a very special birthday!

http://cornishrockpools.com/2015/08/01/ ... -pipefish/

I hope everyone's having a great summer.

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby Mike.Collins.26931 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:26 am

We'd love to get some sounds from rock pools for a new project - sounds of our shores - run by the National Trust, British Library and National Trust for Scotland. You can find out more: www.bl.uk/sounds-of-our-shores
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:03 pm

Hi Mike,

I've heard about the project - what a fantastic idea. I was thinking of maybe taking some recordings of crabs clicking, fish jumping about in seaweed etc and doing a post asking others to record and submit too if that's useful.

It'll be great to hear what you collect for the project.

All the best,
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:42 pm

Hi everyone,

The tourist season is in full swing here and we had over a hundred people at a recent Looe Marine Conservation Group rockpool ramble.

http://cornishrockpools.com/2015/08/12/ ... ckpooling/

It's wonderful to see so many people of all ages getting inspired to learn about marine life.

Even when the beaches are packed, you don't have to walk far to find quiet little coves with amazing rock pools. I found an stunning sea slug and two different species of stalked jellyfish on Sunday... http://cornishrockpools.com/2015/08/12/ ... ckpooling/

Have a wonderful summer - if you're heading down this way let me know if you'd like any tips on beaches to explore. There are some more brilliant tides coming up soon. :)

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:26 am

Hi everyone,

We took some friends rockpooling for the first time yesterday. I made a short video of some of the most exciting things we saw - hermit crabs fighting over food, a shore urchin moving its tentacle feet, a flatworm moving across a beautiful star ascidian and a spiny starfish on the move.

http://cornishrockpools.com/2015/08/16/ ... ort-video/

I hope you enjoy it & that you're making the most of the summer too. :D

Let me know what you've found if you've been rockpooling.

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:43 am

Hello everyone,

The summer may be coming to an end, but the sea is still warming up and there's all sorts of life in the rock pools this week. I introduced a keen diver to the intertidal zone on Saturday and we had a fantastic day meeting the crabs, fish and starfish of the shore.

Best of all we found a sea slug I've never seen before and which is quite a rarity here - Facelina annulicornis - and a sea spider too.

Here's the post - I hope you enjoy it :D ... http://cornishrockpools.com/2015/08/30/ ... ling-tour/

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:10 pm

Very excited - I saw a variegated scallop swimming during today's super-low tide rockpooling. I know they do sometimes swim but I've never seen it before and I managed to get a few seconds of video to share with you. :D

http://cornishrockpools.com/2015/08/31/ ... ttle-swim/

There will be more big tides tomorrow so I hope to bring you some other new finds soon,

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:02 am

Hi everyone,

We've had some incredible low tides combined with perfect weather. I took a group of pre-schoolers out to explore the rock pools and blogged about it here: http://cornishrockpools.com/2015/09/30/ ... ock-pools/

The highlights were a live shark eggs where we could see the developing embryo swimming round and looking back at us, and a male pipefish carrying a large brood of eggs on his belly (they're related to seahorses, but have a groove rather than a pouch for their young).

Looking forward to seeing what washes in this winter...

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:29 am

Hi everyone,

We've had some huge tides this week and I joined Looe Marine Conservation Group's Halloween Rockpool Ramble to discover shark egg cases, animals that can grow new limbs and much more. :shock:

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:30 am

Hi everyone,

We've had some huge tides this week and I joined Looe Marine Conservation Group's Halloween Rockpool Ramble to discover shark egg cases, animals that can grow new limbs and much more. :shock: :D

http://cornishrockpools.com/2015/11/01/ ... ock-pools/

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