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Night Time Rockpool Ramble

See the Rockpools in a different light – Ultraviolet! Come see the world by night

  • From 25 British pounds
  • Newquay

Service Description

Join us for an incredible journey around the shores – at night. The eerie night time world of the rockpools can be experienced using UV torches. Did you know certain species in our pools glow? Anemones and some fish will glow an eerie green (some a little deeper will glow red). This fluorescent isn’t exactly understood – is it for protection or is it a by product of the algae that lives with them? is it their version of sun cream? Whatever the reason – it is amazing to see. When the day time creatures hide away for protection, the activity after dark will really take you by surprise. Noises are different and it is surprisingly busy! Normally shy animals come out to feed, crabs and shrimp are moving and milling around in large numbers and the seaweeds all give off a neon light making you feel like you are really seeing a hidden city of life. Let us guide you through the coastline at night – come and experience something really quite special. What is Involved? Our pickup service! Small groups  Suitable for individual, couples, families, friends – basically everyone (although we recommend this is more suitable for children over 10) Plan B if the weather isn’t playing ball Hot chocolate and a snack Full safety briefing Equipment and materials including high vis jackets, UV torches and ID books Your own private expert Information on the community and other groups to get involved with or join Information on the area, the history, the habitats, and the environment as well as the conservation work in the area. Knowledge your day out will have an impact for ongoing conservation effort. Feedback and species list of what was seen Litter pickers to collect any rubbish seen while exploring. 

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Newquay, UK


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