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

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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.