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Flora and fauna
The animals... in the water
This is the smallest of the two species of seals on the Côte d'Opale. The sea calf and the grey seal are gradually returning to our coastline, after having been exterminated last century.
At low tide, the red sea anemone retracts its body and tentacles into a compact ball which is why its known as the sea tomato.
It's so easy to gather this shellfish - an ideal outing with the family.
Pollock is recognisable thanks to a straight dark line crossing its light-coloured flank. Its flesh is tender and suitable for many different recipes.
Known as the great scallop from the Atlantic, it is often seen in the North Sea and the Channel. It moves by flapping its valves which expel the water.
The lobster has two different pincers: a shear for cutting and a hammer for crushing.
The rock crab is the best known crab. Beware of that casual attitude - they are the most powerful pincers of all crabs !
The "Rhizostoma pulmo", a jellyfish with a mild sting, is found on our coastline. Global warming is beneficial for jellyfish which are developing throughout the world.
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