The Falmouth Marine Conservation (FMC) volunteers are busier than ever organising and running events, as they look to aid marine conservation awareness going into an important time of the year.

Fresh from celebrating the Helford Estuary becoming one of 41 new marine conservation zones around the country, FMC organised a successful night-time rock pool session.

The rock pool event at Gylly Beach was organised by Your Shore Beach Rangers, with help from FMC, and booked up well in advance.

It proved a huge success, with adults and youngsters enjoying a night-time look into a different world, using UV torches to pick out snakelock anemones, grey topshells and a small sea hare, plus a variety of crabs.

The Outreach team have been delivering presentations to pupils in year 3 and 4, with an emphasis on how plastics in the ocean are destroying our marine life.

The session ended with pupils making bottle-cap cards and writing their pledges to lose less plastic on them.

FMC are set for a busy summer, with plenty more events planned, including lots more rock pooling.