I was in Babbacombe last week to film a tiny tourist who’s put down some roots: Periclimenes sagittifer, a prawn who sets up home in our snakelock anemones. Sightings of this beautiful little animal have crept slowly north from the French Coast to the Channel Isles and to Swanage in 2007.
Huge thanks to photographer Terry Griffiths, the first diver to spot this teeny brightly-coloured visitor to Devon’s Riviera, and my guide to inhabited anemones. Thanks also to Mike and Michelle, Duane and Wayne for the warm welcome back to Babbacombe bay; it’s such a fabulous dive site and stunning location.
Images and words by Andy