a colonial seasquirt Botrylloides
A green sea urchin Psammechinus miliaris
Velvet swimming crabs and clams co-exist inside a broken pier strut
a line of netted dog whelk eggs
scallop, mussel, barnacles and even a baby limpet
IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT IT'S RAINING!
Beadlet anemone under Ryde Pier picture by Ian Whitmore
Discovering a pipe-fish
Sagartia ornata Anemone picture by Alice Hall
Barnacles love Ryde Pier
Stating the obvious...
There are all sorts of oranges under Ryde Pier
When your rockpooling discoveries match your tattoos!
Periwinkles draw lines in the sand
Wet weather gear a must!
Yes we have had fun! Leaving feedback...
At the end of Under The Pier
a lawn of Mastocarpus seaweed neatly growing in the sponge gardens
Shrimp nets help us check for marine life tucked in the eel grass
Marine litter is a huge issue...
An eagle-eyed lad, Alfie, spotted this crab knotted in discarded fishing line... luckily we were able to cut it free and watch it breathe with audible relief!
Alfie rescues a crab from marine litter & fishing line
Over The Pier
...there are always a few who come along to Over The Pier!
Some of the Under The Pier team
Under The Pier artwork inspired by our finds and visitors... artist Hannah George - Makings