Try and spot this weird fish at low tide
Montagu had an insatiable curiosity for the natural world.
Colonel George Montagu (1753–1815) was a Victorian army officer and naturalist, best known as an ornithologist, whose name is most famously carried by the Montagu’s harrier, a much rarer species in Britain nowadays. He was also the first to describe the lesser horseshoe bat, over 100 species of snail and numerous crustaceans. While living in Devon, he spent a lot of time exploring the South West coast. It’s not just the snailfifish that bears his moniker: there is also a Montagu’s ray, sucker and blenny ( left).