I enjoyed Mike Dilger on rockpool wildlife (Wildlife Watching, August 2018). I'd like to share my recent interactions with rockpool prawn, Palaemon elegans. This is an inquisitive prawn species commonly found in British rockpools. They usually forage and scavenge for food, so it pays for them to be curious about anything new in their environment – even my feet. Much of their usual diet comes from detritus (organic matter produced by decomposing organisms), and in this case they were trying to eat the dead layer of skin cells on my toes. Given their level of interest and the fact that they were fighting one another, I suggest they found me pretty tasty! Luckily, all I felt was a slight tickle. Huw Griffiths, via Twitter
A peckish prawn stops for a nibble.