The wonders of rockpooling

As the twice-daily ebb of the tide drains from the foreshore, a remarkably rich world is exposed. Where scrunching shingle beaches give way to rugged rocky shores, a veritable oasis of miniature ecosystems await discovery, each containing a treasure-trove of organisms that lurk within the still waters. Rockpooling is one of those activities that reverts you [...]

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Exploring the rockpools of Falmouth

Yesterday afternoon saw most of the bioscience students take to the coastal shores of Gylly Beach, on the western side of Pendennis Point. The reason? A rockpooling extravaganza. The low tide early afternoon exposed a large area of the shore, which revealed a rich and diverse intertidal zone, full of different seaweeds, crustaceans, fish, molluscs [...]