Time For Some Rock Pooling

March 20th, 2012 by d@rw1n007

This week we have started our rock pooling season with school groups.  Portfield school came with us to Lydstep Haven and Broad Haven school searched their local beach for lots of different creatures.

 

   

This crab is a Common Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas).  He only had one claw and it had a funky blue patch on it which deserved a photo.

 

 

The pupils from Broad Haven prepared themselves to get stuck in – they all rolled up their sleeves!

 

Marten gets bitten by a Shanny! OUCH! A Shanny is a species of Blenny, they grow to about 16cms.  They have sharp comb like teeth and like to eat barnacles.  They also eat other crustaceans like crabs and even munch on seaweed.  They lay their eggs under stones which are guarded by the male.

 

 

 

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