August 15th 10.30am.
Met at Allonby North carpark, shared 3 cars to lay-by near Dubmill Point.
9 people, including 2 children
A calm, bright, sunny and warm day - beautiful!
Walked straight down to Sabellaria reef; didn't go further to find green sponges or Dahlia anemones because time (before the tide turned) did not permit..
Lots of hermit crabs.
Chitons, Actinia, Idotea and gammarids; small gobies; Nucella whelks on the mussels and barnacles
Echinocardium sea-potatoes and whelk eggs on tideline.
Arenicola, lugworm, 'nursery' at top shore.
Masses of mussel spat.
Had a look at Wilf Morgan's oyster lays (Pacific oysters): 4 large empty shells and half a lemon on a post!
A geologist in the group showed the children some fossil worm tubes at top of shore.
A delightful morning.