A guide to rock pooling at Lunderston Bay. www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk. www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk. Lunderston Bay. View looking north towards Dunoon during a mid tide. At the high tide the rockpools are covered by the sea. The Strandline. This is the area where the sea washes up debris.
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A guide to rock pooling at Lunderston Bay
View looking north towards Dunoon during a mid tide.
At the high tide the rockpools are covered by the sea.
Green Sea Urchin
Sea urchins are sometimes called sea hedgehogs. They tend to browse using a beak-like mouth to scrape algae and invertebrates off the rocks.
The Butterfish has a snake-like appearance. It has mucus-covered skin and a series of black spots down its back.
The Common Blenny can be found hiding under rocky overhangs at low tide.
Tips for a safe visit
Do not run when on the rocks. The rocks can be slippery and running through rockpools will disturb the animals.
Do not walk off from your group.
Do not pick up anything you are unsure of, including any litter.
Do not put anything in your mouth.
Always put animals back where you found them. Make sure when turning over rocks to put them back the way they were.
Always wash your hands afterwards.
Always listen to what the Rangers are saying.
Remember – The beach is home to many creatures so it’s important to look after it.
We look forward to seeing you at Lunderston Bay!