The beach is full of weird and wonderful things to discover. It’s teeming with starfish, crabs and all kinds of bizarre critters.
I don’t really need to tell you that do I? If you’re reading this you probably already love rockpooling or are ready to give it a go.
Sometimes grown-ups are too busy having a cup of tea though and need a bit of persuading.
Here are three top arguments that will have you catching fish and finding hermit crabs in no time:
- It’s educational (OK, so you just want to find a monster crab and a deadly jellyfish, but they don’t have to know that). What better place to learn about science and geography?
- It’s healthy. Think of all that fresh air and exercise as you clamber over rocks and explore mysterious caves.
- It’s FREE. Now, that’s a killer argument for any adult. They won’t remember that there’s an ice cream van until it’s too late.
If they’re still dragging their slippers, then say you are doing a science project: how about the rock-pool food chain? Have a look at the revolting rock pools page for ideas.
Cornish Rock Pools is working on some proper projects for you – fun things you can do at any beach to find out more about marine wildlife. You can also join an rockpooling event – see the links page for organisations like the Wildlife Trusts and local marine groups that run regular safaris on the shore.