It's been awhile, but I managed to visit the rocky beach again on Saturday when my ecology module had our marine ecology field practical there. We did transects along the beach and counted the invertebrates there. The data is being compiled right now, so keep looking here for updates!
The beach looks a lot greener. Seems like green filamentous algae are in season right now. The beach was covered with masses of it that had washed up.
Of course, with many sets of eyes and hands, we managed to find quite a few interesting things, including 3 pipefishes (which are a close relative of the seahorse)! We also saw two very nice big Red Egg Crabs and even a Decorator Crab.
My transect group - we had a lot of fun.