Archive of: Marine

  • Species of the day: Common Shore Crab

    Species of the day: Common Shore Crab

    Today is International ‘World Oceans Day’ - in celebration of our magnificent marine environments, today’s blog features a familiar denizen of British shores, the Common Shore Crab

  • Nudibranchs AKA Seaslugs

    Nudibranchs AKA Seaslugs

    Ella Garrud spends lockdown thinking about what she might be seeing in rockpools, such as nudibranchs or seaslugs, which are not closely related to garden slugs.

  • Sussex Seahorses

    Sussex Seahorses

    We have had a few reports recently of sightings of one our most elusive marine creatures – the small yet charismatic seahorse.

  • Goose Barnacle, Barnacle Goose

    Goose Barnacle, Barnacle Goose

    Goose Barnacles, can be found in their thousands still clinging to their driftwood raft on the strandline, They once puzzled people for hundreds of years.

  • Slipper Limpet

    Slipper Limpet

    Along our Sussex beaches there are millions of shells of the Common Slipper Limpet - so named because the empty shells resemble tiny slippers up to 50mm long.

  • Glassworts


    they are a flowering plant with what must be the smallest of flowers.

  • Help Our Kelp - Byelaw Update

    Help Our Kelp - Byelaw Update

    The pioneering campaign to restore a vast underwater Kelp forest off the Sussex coast achieved its first major milestone, as the introduction of a critical new byelaw has been agreed.