Hermit crabs are undoubtably one of the most charasmatic animals found on UK coasts.
This clip from the BBC's "Secret Life of Rock Pools" series shows a typical tussle over their precious shells that the call home.
Blue-rayed limpets are one of the most amazing species you can find in UK rock pools. They are closely related to more the familiar common limpets and black footed limpets, but they look completely different.
This video explains a recent discovery about their transparent shells and the incredible irridescent blues lines within them.
Check out this video to discover the joy of rock pooling with the family and the variety of creatures you can find!
The two hermit crabs at the start of the video are actually two different species. The first one to pop out is a common hermit crab, found throughout the UK. The second one, with spotty eyes, is a St Piran's hermit crab, which has only recently been rediscovered in the UK here in Cornwall.
There are a number of marine areas around Cornwall designated as worthy of particular conservation attention.
This excellent video from Natural England shows some of the most spectacular species and habitats within two protected areas in South East Cornwall.
Produced by Naturewatch students from the University of Exeter & Falmouth University, here is a fantastic feature on night rock pooling.
The behaviour of rock pool creatures can be completely different at night; this video is from one of our most popular beaches!
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