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

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

Columbus CrabThis 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 on The Lizard.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Goose BarnacleLook 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 attribution)

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

Basking SharkThese 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: Terry Thirlaway

Short-beaked Common DolphinWatch out for schools of splashing and leaping Common Dolphins round the Lizard.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

 

 

 

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

 

In the UK, Grey Seal pups are born between September and December.
Photo: Ray Lawman

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