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Life in a rockpool

Life in a rockpool
Key Info
  • Life in a rockpool
  • Duration: 03:14
  • A look at the creatures which can be found in a rockpool. How do they survive in the harsh seashore environment? The presenter begins by talking about the tide. With the help of an expert, Marcus, they look at rockpool life and how the sea anemone and seaweed anchor themselves to rocks for stability. Finally they look at various crabs, discussing how a crab can re-grow the legs or claws it might lose in a fight with another crab, and also how the crab protects itself using its hard outer shell and colour to blend in with the rocks.
  • Subject:



    Living Things in their Environments: Habitats

  • Keywords: rockpool, rock, pool, crab, shell, starfish, seaweed, sea anemone, tide
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip shows that different animals can be found in different habitats, and demonstrates how to make predictions about which organisms might be found in a particular habitat. It also shows how to observe the conditions in a local habitat and make a record of the animals found there. It could be used as an introduction to further research into a rockpool habitat.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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