Nature’s intertidal treasures- naturalist Gerald Legg’s rock pooling session for the City Nature Challenge 2023

Gerald Legg, former Keeper of Natural Sciences at Booth Museum of Natural History for nearly 40 years, continues to contribute much to our understanding of the natural history of the Sussex coastline through his work with Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Sussex Shoresearch and Sussex Seasearch.
With the City Nature Challenge 2023 in full swing, Gerald took to Black Rock beach near Brighton Marina to survey the rock pools.
As his photos attest, there was much otherworldly beauty to be found…..
Leptoplana tremellaris– a species of marine flatworm
Coryne muscoides– a species of athecate hydroid
Lepidochitona cinerea– a species of chiton
Acanthochitona crinita– a species of chiton
Snakelocks Anemone Anemonia viridis

Barnacle spp

Green Shore Crab Carcinus maenas– male (left) mate guarding a female

Ceramium spp- a type of red marine algae

Slipper Limpet Crepidula fornicata

Cryptosula pallasiana- species of colonial bryozoan

Pulmularia setacea- species of hydroid

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