A Star Guest & Special Discovery for Sark Watch
Sark Watch, the natural history group run by Sark School, had a very special guest along for their rock pool ramble this week when they were joined by natural history television presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff. Miranda is currently President of the RSPB and is a keen scuba diver. She was joined on her short visit to Sark by her children Amélie and Oliver after spending a family holiday on Alderney. The group headed down to the Eperquerie Pool to look for sea creatures, the most exiting find being a Giant Goby. A southern European species, the Giant Goby can grow up to 27cm long and live to be ten years old. It is rare in the British Isles and is a protected species in the UK. It lives high up on the seashore and can tolerate slightly brackish water and large temperature changes making the Eperquerie Pool the ideal habitat. Yet another little natural treasure revealed on Sark!
Pictures and words by Sue Daly. Photos clockwise from top left …
The Sark Watch rock pooling team
Miranda & son Oliver
The Giant Goby
Looking for sea creatures