Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
An introduction to Wembury and the Marine Centre
Meet the team at the Wembury Marine Centre
Events and activities at the Wembury Marine Centre
Find out more about the creatures that live on the rocky shore
Organisations and groups involved
Latest updates and a chance for you to help our seas
Find out why Wembury is a special place
Why rocks are important at Wembury
Information about visits and resources for schools
Things to see and do in the local area
Latin name: Nucella lapillus
Size: up to 4cm tall
Colour: cream/brown
Habitat: all over rocky shores
Facts:Seashore code: If you see a dog whelk on a limpet leave it where it is to enjoy its lunch, if you pull them off they will have to start all over again