Crab in Urchin tile

Today I found two crabs hiding in the pool of the Urchin tile. One Hermit crab and one that looked like a shore crab which I also got a photo of. Can you spot it?

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Hannafore tests

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If you’ve visited Hannafore beach recently you may have noticed the appearance of strange-looking concrete tiles on the outfall pipe leading from the beach.

The tiles have been designed to provide habitat for marine species on man-made concrete structures as part of my PhD project at Falmouth university. We are currently testing a few tiles on the outfall pipe on Hannafore to see if they do what we expect of them.

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