How to go rockpooling | Natural History Museum

What you need ID guide, bucket, clear jar Step 1. Prepare Check the tide times and weather
for your beach location Step 2. Scout Wait until low tide and find an area
with accessible rock pools Be careful when walking
as the rocks can be slippery Approach a pool slowly and quietly Keep your shadow off the pool Watch beneath the surface Or turn over a rock
to see what emerges Step 3. Capture Slowly submerge your bucket
to see what swims in If you catch an animal,
keep it in the bucket with lots of water Step 4. Record Use a clear jar to study an animal closely Take photos for your records
and to share with friends To help identify species
use an ID guide or the internet Step 5. Release Carefully release them
back to where you found them

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