At yesterdays Intermediate Rocky shore training day a team of 27 marine surveyors went out to south Fistral - despite the horrendous rain and winds we found some really cool stuff!
|Unusual colour morph of Littorina obtusata - the flat winkle|
|Dahlia anemone - very rare to see one of these at Newquay|
|Lots of delicate reds in the pools this one is Plocamium cartilaginum- there was lots of it in lower shore pools|
|Very thin red sponge in one of the gullies - Possibly Eurypon major|
|Blue Rayed limpet Patella pellucida and Electra pilosa|
|Juvenile snakelocks anemones|
|Isopod Ideotea granulosa|
|Corralina officalis - lots of beautifully lined pools|
|Fantastic tiny sea slug found by Hazel Selly - most likely a Lamellaria perspicua|
The day before I went down to the Gazzel, on the North side of Newquays Towan Head, to get some specimens for the course and the low tide had uncovered a nice area of boulders - possibly rich enough to be classed as under boulder communities?
|labrador for scale!|