Hello, I am Mick. I go by the name of ‘An Bollenessor’ which means ‘the rock pool hunter’ in the Cornish language (and is very difficult to remember, sorry). In this blog, I occasionally post about my marine biology adventures here in Cornwall: rock pooling, beach combing, snorkeling, diving, ‘pontooning‘, keeping local organisms in my aquarium and more and more about underwater photography (mainly seaweeds). I try to take care in identifying species using resources such as aphotomarine but I will be wrong in some cases. See the links page for a list of useful sites and books. If you have specific interests, you can click on one of the Categories at the bottom of the home page. These are pretty self explanatory, e.g. diving, rock pooling, seaweeds, fish or aquarium update. For more specific topics of interest click the Tags under the blog post header. Older photo’s above water are taken with my iPhone 4S (with an olloclip lens for macro pics), older underwater photo’s are taken with Canon Powershot D30, Panasonic Lumix or Canon G16 compact cameras; newer underwater photo’s with an Olympus OMD5 mark2 or OMD1 mark2 mirrorless camera. I work at the University of Exeter in Cornwall and have a work blog too.