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
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.
Red Beadlet Sea Anemones,
Brittle Star Fish, Sea Squirts, Fish and Sea
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
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