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Experience the stuff that made ‘My Octopus Teacher’ famous

Iconic De Hoop Nature Reserve offers visitors fascinating adventures among abundant fauna, flora and sea life

Sea urchins really do use their little spines like fingers, to move shells onto them — rather like milliners, except the hats go on top of their bottoms so they don’t dry out and they can expel waste.

I will never look into a rock pool again and not notice the urchins with their very cool mussel-hats or the orange starfish which can grow again from just one leg, but only in protected virgin water like this...

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