A classic high
water rockpool at Combe Martin,
Ilfracombe, north Devon
by Karen Price
coastline between Ilfracombe
is backed by lofty cliffs and etched with many sheltered covers and bays.
From Ilfracombe, the coastline stretches for over 6 km to Combe Martin,
a smaller village in a setting of sea, cliff and valley. There is
a striking contrast between the irregularity of rocky shores, sandy stretches
and all the intergrading types of shore along this coastline, presenting
a rich variety of environments for a varied assembly of flora and fauna.(Aenthe
area is famous for rockpooling because it was
visited and written about by the Victorian
Gosse who introduced the wonders
of the seashore to the public.
to Combe Martin (BMLSS page)
Years of PH Gosse
Marine Biology Book List & Links
on the above button to link to an interesting web site on seashore life,
aquariums, old books etc.
you happen to know Ilfracombe?
It is a little quiet seaport in the north of Devon, rather out of the world
in these railway
and therefore less known than its attractions deserve
Gosse, Sea-side pleasure: sketches in the neighbourhood of Ilfracombe,
the railway went to Ilfracombe between 1874
- Devon's History and Heritage Online Pilot Study - Ilfracombe
Days of Philip (P H) Gosse at Ilfracombe
Public Aquaria List