Species Recording at Under The Pier!
a colonial seasquirt Botrylloides
Daisy anemone in the receding tide
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
Amazing find at Under the Pier - Dahlia anemone halfway through eating a crab
a sponge garden featuring the molten-looking Suberites. These broken pier structs have become superb habitats
Leathery Sea Squirt
scallop, mussel, barnacles and even a baby limpet
Beadlet anemone under Ryde Pier picture by Ian Whitmore
Discovering a pipe-fish
Sagartia ornata Anemone picture by Alice Hall
Barnacles love Ryde Pier
There are all sorts of oranges under Ryde Pier
Anemones and periwinkles
A small spider crab species, Macropodia
When your rockpooling discoveries match your tattoos!
Periwinkles draw lines in the sand
a lawn of Mastocarpus seaweed neatly growing in the sponge gardens
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!