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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:01 pm

Hello everyone,

You have to be a bit hardy to go out on the beach this time of year... and fortunately my son's spent most of his 8 years on the planet dressed in waterproofs, so he doesn't complain.

This week we braved the gales and hailstorms to bring you a gorgeous Orange-clubbed sea slug, an Arctic cowrie and other lovely creatures.

https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/03/02 ... k-pooling/

Have a great week :D ,

Heather
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun May 07, 2017 2:21 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been away so just got the chance to write up two amazing days on the shore with some fellow rock pool fanatics at the end of March. Hairy hermit crabs, baby sharks, colourful sea slugs, a mutant double-headed stalked jellyfish and so much more!

https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/05/07 ... fore-looe/

More coming soon...

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun May 21, 2017 8:04 am

Hi everyone,

I'm so excited about this week's blog. Slugs may not be everyone's morning brew, but sea slugs are truly fabulous (honest! :lol: :lol: ) and this week I recorded a very rare slug that specialises in eating the eggs of fish (gobies). Lots of photos and a video of this remarkable little creature in the blog at https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/05/21 ... -sea-slug/

If you haven't seen fish eggs before, take a look.... the sight of hundreds of tiny pairs of eyes staring out at me is one of my favourite rockpooling experiences.

As always, I'm loving everyone else's blogs. Keep them coming! :)

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Tue May 30, 2017 3:29 pm

Hi everyone,

I took the junior section of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust to one of my all-time favourite beaches this week and it didn't disappoint! An amazing day with some fantastic young naturalists and their families.... rare sea slugs and hermit crabs, starfish, fish, crabs and more...

https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/05/28 ... orth-mear/

Have a great week!

Heather
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:31 pm

Hello everyone,

In this week's blog I introduce you to a gorgeous corkwing wrasse, found on a family rockpooling expedition.

https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/07/13 ... and-wrack/

I've been busy with taking groups out the last few weeks, which is fun but doesn't leave me much breathing space to take photos and write blogs.... hopefully I'll be able to do a bit more over the school holidays!

Happy blogging,
Heather
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:53 pm

Hi everyone,

It's not long until the school summer holidays, so this week I've been completing my usual labour of love and compiling a list of all the fabulous summer rockpooling events in Cornwall and there are LOADS!

https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/07/16 ... full-list/

It's fantastic that so many volunteers are helping to run these beach events that will give many hundreds of children up-close experiences with our amazing marine wildlife. Lots are free or asking just for small donations to help local marine conservation charities so they're really accessible. Hopefully some kids will be inspired to learn more about marine biology and all will come away feeling they're that bit closer to the natural world.

I'll be leading some events, so maybe I'll see you on the beach in Cornwall this summer. :D 8-)

I'll no doubt be blogging some of the cool creatures we find....

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:25 pm

Hi everyone,

The rockpooling conditions haven't been favourable so far this month, so I was excited to finally get out on the shore. I was even more excited to find cuttlefish in a rock pool... but I won't be winning Wildlife Photographer of the Year for this encounter :lol: :lol:

https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/08/10 ... rock-pool/

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:51 pm

Hi everyone,

I completely, utterly love sea slugs so I'm mega-excited to share some amazing and unusual sea slugs I found in the Cornish rock pools this last week.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did...
https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/08/17 ... sea-slugs/

Here's hoping for some more clement August weather for the big spring tides next week!

Heather
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:40 pm

Hi everyone,

After last week's minute sea slugs, this week I bring you rock pool giants!

https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/08/31 ... ock-pools/

Needless to say, Junior was delighted that we found a shark and even more so that it let him stroke it! We also found some rare Giant gobies.

Happy days! 8-) :D :lol:

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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:44 am

Hi everyone,

I've had a busy few weeks of holidays and rockpooling so I'm just catching up with my blog again.

If you've ever been stung by a Weever fish you'll know it's not a great idea to plunge your hand into a pool full of them. Fortunately I realised just in time and still have hands I can type with!

This week's blog: https://cornishrockpools.com/2017/10/12 ... ever-fish/

Have a great week. I'm loving reading everyone else's blogs too as always. :D

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