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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:04 pm

Hi everyone,

I've not blogged for a few weeks as my feet haven't touched the ground between rock pooling events - Junior and I even did some filming with Countryfile!

This week, after decades of searching... I've finally seen an octopus! Admittedly I didn't find this one, but it had impeccable timing, turning up on a mollusc course I was teaching in North Devon and was found by an eagle-eyed participant. Amazing!

https://cornishrockpools.com/2018/04/22 ... ock-pools/

Lots of other interesting creatures too - and one that's fascinating, but horrific.

Have a great week,
Heather
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby StuartRae » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:57 am

Yes octopuses are a great find in the rockpools, and they are more commonly found over here in Australia (south coast NSW). My last snorkel here produced a Giant Cuttlefish, cephalopods - brilliant animals.

Keep up those posts.

Stuart
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun May 13, 2018 7:01 pm

Thanks Stuart - I'd love to go snorkelling on your local patch ... although I'm more comfortable finding curled octopus than the blue-ringed variety you get in Australia! Bet the water's a bit warmer there too. :D
All the best, Heather
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun May 13, 2018 7:03 pm

Hi everyone,
I've got a treat for rock pool fans this week - my first pseudoscorpion. These little creatures aren't necessarily uncommon but aren't often seen. Thanks to Steve Trewhella and Julie Hatcher, I finally got to meet one. :D
https://cornishrockpools.com/2018/05/13 ... rful-eggs/
Have a fantastic week,
Heather
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Cornish Rock Pools

Postby andreysusamb » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:09 pm

Anyone have any experience with locally bought live rock?
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:36 am

Hi Everyone,

Here's my latest post from a wonderful day out with Wildlife Watch, showing a fabulously keen and knowledgeable group around the shore at Coverack. As always, I saw exciting new things too... and the tiny squat lobster moulting in my petri dish was amazing! :o

https://cornishrockpools.com/2018/06/23 ... ife-watch/

If anyone's in Cornwall this summer, there are loads more rockpooling events. Most are free and open to everyone, so a brilliant way to introduce all the family to our amazing shore wildlife.

Enjoy the sunshine! 8-) :D 8-)

Heather
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Re: Cornish Rock Pools

Postby CornishRockPools » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:10 pm

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone's got as much sunshine as we have... couldn't be better for paddling at the beach.

Even in the height of summer when Cornwall's tourist beaches are packed, there are plenty of secret coves to explore if you like walking. Very excited to find a new (to me) sea slug this week and lots of other amazing things at one of my favourite 'secret' beaches.

https://cornishrockpools.com/2018/06/28 ... beach-day/

Who's coming to Cornwall this summer? :D
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