Rock Pool Life

Rock Pool Life

A protected biodiverse chalk reef runs along much of the shoreline of The Living Coast (see interactive map) at places such as Ovingdean Gap, with intertidal rock pools full of fascinating life such as:

Strawberry Anemone - variable red colour with green spots like strawberry pips

Common Whelk - large edible mollusc, whose distinctive egg cases clusters are found on strand lines

Limpet - small conical shells, whose teeth have the strongest known natural material!

Remember! Take care of both reef life and yourself, by:

wearing non-slip shoes

being mindful of where you tread

always putting any animals and stones back where you found them