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Beachcombing 31 December 2013

The recent tidal surge and stormy weather have beached hundreds of starfish on the strand line at Hayling Island in Hampshire. Whilst beach combing with family over christmas we found hundreds of Common Starfish along with several beautiful Sunstars, a unusual prawn-like creature which I haven’t been able to identify yet now identified as the Mantis Shrimp Rissoides desmaresti) , and the bizarre Sea Mouse.

Rockpool fish
Rockpool fish 12 April 2013

I have been hoping to go rockpooling over the easter holidays with Oscar but wasn’t inspired in the cold damp conditions. Yesterday the bitter easterlies gave way to some gentle south west winds and it felt warm in the sun.