Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Summer rockpooling finds

Luidia ciliaris with extendable tube feet - showing why they're speedy starfish!

Luidia cilaris besides it's smaller "cousin" the Cushion Star - probably a girl - they are male only in their first 4 years of life at which point they turn female!

My favourite Painted Topshell

One edible crab...the smaller shell on left is the moult  - his softer, bigger self on right.

A lovely Snakelock Anemone

Here's just a couple of pics of some of our finds that we came across during the Summer holidays The Luidia starfish definitely an unusual one for our shores...