We have had some terrible stormy weather this last few weeks, heavy rain, strong gale force wind. The beach is not a safe place for a small bear like me.
These egg cases are from the cat shark family (also called a dogfish) the smaller bronze coloured egg case at the top of the photo
Some types of ray are becoming rare around the UK because they have been over-fished. The Shark Trust run a project called the great egg case hunt, encouraging people and groups to collect and identify the egg cases they find and send the information to the Trust.
Steve gave the children some ID sheets. One sheet looked at strand line objects and how to identify different ray eggs. Another sheet was for identifying seaweeds.