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A guide to rockpooling

A Guide To Rockpooling

You don’t have to dive the depths of the ocean to witness the mysterious creatures of the deep — the seashore is packed with all manner of sea dwellers, from anemones to starfish!Rockpooling is one of the most fun and educational activities that all the family can enjoy.

If you know where to go, when to go and what to take with you, you can discover whole new underwater communities you may never have known existed before. In this guide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about rockpooling around the coasts of the UK, including the creatures you might find and how to keep safe.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your bucket and let’s go!





Whilst here, why not check out our latest SEA LIFE Diaries video which is also all about rockpooling!

Be 'shore' to share this with all your friends and don't forget to send your best rockpooling tips and photos to us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Covid-19 Update
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