28 June 2021

Today we read the story Sally and the Limpet.  After the story we explored this fascinating little sea creature.  We found out that Limpets are small sea snails with a cone shaped shell.  They have a soft body which they use to  stick themselves to rocks.  This stops them from being washed away by strong waves and protects them from predators.

Limpet - Wikipedia

LimpetHow Tiny Limpets Do the Heavy Lifting of Climate Resilience | Hakai Magazine

 

We talked about other animals that grip onto rocks such as starfish, anemones and sea urchins.

Guide to Britain's starfish species - Countryfile.comFish-Eating Anemone | Online Learning Center | Aquarium of the Pacific

 

We thought the sea urchins looked like underwater hedgehogs because they were round and spikey.