Barrel Jellyfish

In warm summers, large numbers of Barrel Jellyfish, harmless to humans, can be found in the seas round the Lizard.
Photo: Ray Surridge


Basking Shark

Basking Shark, photo by Greg Skomal, NOAA Fisheries ServiceThese gentle giants of the seas can be spotted round the Lizard coastline in the summer. Look out for their dorsal and tail fins above the waves.
Photo: Greg Skomal

Columbus Crab

Columbus Crab (Philippe Boujon)This small crab species is an occasional visitor to Cornwall’s shoreline, brought here by storms and strong currents, often in the company of Goose Barnacles. They can sometimes be spotted on The Lizard.
Photo: Philippe Boujon

Common Dolphin

Common Dolphin © Natural England / Rebecca WalkerWatch out for schools of splashing and leaping Common Dolphins round the Lizard.
Photo: © Natural England / Rebecca Walker

Compass Jellyfish

Compass JellyfishIt's easy to see how the Compass Jellyfish gets its name.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Dahlia Anemone

Dahlia AnemoneDahlia Anemones are a common rockpool find on the lower shore.
Photo: ©Natural England/F Dipper

Goose Barnacles

Goose BarnacleLook out for Goose Barnacles washed up on shore attached to driftwood and other flotsam on the beach, especially after stormy weather.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons (see main article for full attribution)

Grey Seal

Atlantic Grey Seal the UK, Grey Seal pups are born between September and December.
Photo: © Richard Birchett

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale breachingYou never know – you may, with a large pinch of luck, spot a Humpback Whale off The Lizard’s coastline over the autumn and winter months.
Photo: NAOO

Ocean Sunfish

The warm weather of summer brings Ocean Sunfish to seas around the Lizard.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Shore Crab

If you’ve ever found a crab when rock-pooling, there’s every chance it was a Shore Crab. 
Photo: Ray Surridge

Snakelocks Anemone

Snakelocks AnemoneSnakelocks Anemones are mainly found in rockpools at the low tide mark on the shore.
Photo: ©Natural England/Ross Bullimore

Spiny Starfish

Spiny Starfish (photo: Steve Townsend)The spiky Spiny Starfish can grow up to 70 cm but this one, spotted in Mount’s Bay on a kayaking trip, was a more modest 20 cm.
Photo: Steve Townsend

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