Members Reports and Photos


saturday 23 august 2014                   

JUNIOR MEMBERSí OUTING, balscadden, howth

LEADERS: Niamh Lennon & Jennifer Ball

Rockpools at Balscadden

We had a lovely outing to the Rockpools attended by four children and six adults.

We found lots of interesting little animals in and on the rocks on the side of the pools.They were as follows:

Crustaceans: Common Shore Crabs of all sizes, the shell of a small Edible Crab, a Porcelain Crab, Hermit Crabs and some Shrimps.

Worms: Coiled Tube Worms, Keel Worms, a Mason Tube Worm and a Lug Worm Cast.

Snail-like animals: Dog Whelks and some of their eggs; Winkles of various kinds including Flat Winkles, Top Shells, Limpets and a Chiton.

Miscellaneous animals:  Red Beadlet Sea Anemones, Brittle Star Fish, Sea Squirts, Fish and Sea Mats. 
I found the eggs of some creature on a Kelp holdfast on my recce the day before the outing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sea Weeds: Kelp, Wracks, Carrageen Moss and Sea Lettuce.

 Niamh Lennon


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