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Super-tide in the Cornish rock pools – Porth Mear

Occasionally you find something in the rock pools that makes you want to shout it from the cliff tops. This is one of those moments. I was hoping for some interesting finds at this spectacular rocky cove, but this little overhang is hiding something magical – a large colony of Scarlet and gold star corals.

Scarlet and gold star corals under the overhang
Scarlet and gold star corals under the overhang

It’s the first time I’ve seen this species at Porth Mear and it’s not easy. Waves are crashing through a deep channel to my left and splashing up my leg and I’m standing in boot-depth water, trying to Continue reading Super-tide in the Cornish rock pools – Porth Mear