What animals can be found in a rock pool?

What animals can be found in a rock pool?

A rock pool is a small body of tidal sea water among or near the coastal rocks on the shore. A rock pool is not a permanent body of water. Instead, it depends on the tide coming in and out.  Rock pools are visible at low tide.

Marine animals are found in a rock pool – in the water, in between the rock crevices, on the rocks, and under the rocks.

The species of marine animals found in a rock pool depend on the location.

An example of marine animals that can be found in a rock pool includes anemones, sea stars, crabs, fish, cockles, mussels, winkles, clams, sand worms, sea snails, octopuses, seahorses, and pipefish.

It is best to observe the marine animals without picking them up or taking them away from their natural environment.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls


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