low tide spotting

People were out enjoying the beach this morning. A bright morning but cold with a cutting wind.

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We got to the Solent with tide out but just starting to come in. So had an hour or so below the high water mark.

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seaweeds are often overlooked on the beach, below is a wrack possibly an Estuary Wrack

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A bright orange seaweed


I first started spotting the odd sea urchin in this area of the Solent in the late summer of 2016. All through this winter (2017/18) I have found loads of dead urchin shells and the odd live one under rocks which to me indicates this species has a marked rise in numbers in this area. The urchin below is a bit bigger than a 50p  coin. I have turned it over to show its mouth/beak.

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Below Blenny found under seaweed.

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