Creatures living in a coastal rockpool must adapt to the water being heated by sunlight and diluted by rainwater, as well as to the water levels dropping. In a rockpool at the coast we are introduced to an anemone. Anemones are animals which are found all along the shoreline. Their tentacles have hooks on the end for capturing animals which they eat. When the tide is in, limpets and periwinkles eat algae on the rocks. Periwinkles also eat seaweed.

This clip is from:
Science Clips, Habitats
First broadcast:
8 October 2007

When looking at Habitats, the clip could be used to provide a stimulus about the type of creatures found in the rock pool habitat. Children could research and draw pictures of the animals found in this, and other habitats, and write about some of the features of these animals.