Turn it, then return it

[France] With the ormer season nearly upon us, this video is a reminder as to why you must return any stone to its original position. The video was filmed during a recent Marine Bio Section seashore survey.

A recent study in Brittany found takes between five and ten years for an upturned rock to regain a full range of sponges, molluscs, hydroids, bryozoans, ascidians, starfish, seaweeds, etc. During that recovery period it will be inhospitable to ormers, crabs, lobsters and other desirable species. Whether you’re fishing or rockpooling – please return all stones!


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