Category: Marinelife

  • Humpback Whale

    Humpback Whale

    You never know – you may, with a pinch of luck, spot a Humpback Whale off The Lizard’s coastline over the autumn and winter months.Photo: Captain Budd Christman, NAOO

  • Spiny Starfish

    Spiny Starfish

    The spiky Spiny Starfish can grow up to 70 cm but this one, spotted in Mount’s Bay on a kayaking trip, was a more modest 20 cm. Photo: Steve Townsend

  • Snakelocks Anemone

    Snakelocks Anemone

    Snakelocks Anemones are mainly found in rockpools at the low tide mark on the shore. Photo: ©Natural England/Ross Bullimore

  • Dahlia Anemone

    Dahlia Anemone

    Dahlia Anemones are a common rockpool find on the lower shore. Photo: ©Natural England/F Dipper

  • Columbus Crab

    Columbus Crab

    This small crab species is an occasional visitor to Cornwall’s shoreline, brought here by storms and strong currents, often in the company of Goose Barnacles. They can sometimes be spotted […]

  • Goose Barnacles

    Goose Barnacles

    Look out for Goose Barnacles washed up on shore attached to driftwood and other flotsam on the beach, especially after stormy weather. Photo: Wikimedia Commons (see main article for full […]

  • Compass Jellyfish

    Compass Jellyfish

    It’s easy to see how the Compass Jellyfish gets its name. Photo: Ray Surridge

  • Basking Shark

    Basking Shark

    These gentle giants of the seas can be spotted round the Lizard coastline in the summer. Look out for their dorsal and tail fins above the waves. Photo: Greg Skomal

  • Common Dolphin

    Common Dolphin

    Watch out for schools of splashing and leaping Common Dolphins round the Lizard. Photo: © Natural England / Rebecca Walker

  • Barrel Jellyfish

    Barrel Jellyfish

    In warm summers, large numbers of Barrel Jellyfish, harmless to humans, can be found in the seas round the Lizard. Photo: Ray Surridge  

  • Grey Seal

    Grey Seal

    In the UK, Grey Seal pups are born between September and December. Photo: © Richard Birchett

  • Ocean Sunfish

    Ocean Sunfish

    The warm weather of summer brings Ocean Sunfish to seas around the Lizard. Photo: Amanda Scott

  • Shore Crab

    Shore Crab

    If you’ve ever found a crab when rock-pooling, there’s every chance it was a Shore Crab.  Photo: Ray Surridge