Discoveries In The Rockpool #2

Double click image to delve deeper into the rockpool. What can you discover? August 2015 Meadfoot Beach, Torquay, Devon.

Discoveries In The Rockpool

Double click image to delve deeper into the rockpool. What can you discover? August 2015 Meadfoot Beach, Torquay, Devon.

Washed Up

Double click to get in amongst the various seaweeds washed up on the shore. August 2017, Shanklin Beach, Isle of White, England.

Sitting Pretty

Please click on images for full definition. Photograph of  Common Mussel (Mytilus edulis)  taken April 2013, Llandudno, Wales. Camera Nikon Coolpix P500. © Pete Hillman 2013.

Two Gapers

I have shown the two gaper shells on one post to illustrate how different they are, beginning with the Sand Gaper above. Sand Gaper (Mya arenaria) A large and robust bivalve, the shell is oval in shape, the anterior end rounded, the posterior end more pointed.  It has concentric ridges and is off-white, grey or... Continue Reading →

Baltic Tellin

Macoma balthica The shell is a rounded-oval, although the posterior more angled. The colour is variable from pink to purple, yellow and white. Width 25mm. It is found on the lower shore in muddy sand, and also in estuaries. Common and widespread. Photographs taken June 2012, Llandudno, Wales. Camera Nikon Coolpix P500. © Pete Hillman... Continue Reading →

Common Cockle

Cerastoderma edule The shell of the Common Cockle is cream to pale yellow or brownish, and it has 22-28 radiating ribs crossed by prominant concentric ridges which may bare short spines. Length up to 5cm. It is found in muddy, sandy and fine gravel shores, from the middle to lower shore. Utilising a muscular foot,... Continue Reading →

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