Make sure the tide is low - the lower the tide the better the pools!
Choose a pool small enough for you to reach into the middle with your arm or net without stretching.
Stay near the edge, but don't stand in the water – you’ll disturb all the creatures! Try not to cast your shadow over the pool or the creatures will hide away. First, just look into the pool. Be as still and as quiet as you can.
Fill your clear bucket with some seawater (from a pool would be good) and then place it somewhere safe and sturdy beside you. You can then place any creatures you catch in the bucket to take a closer look.
Most small animals can be safely picked out by hand if you are very careful and gentle; otherwise, your net may come in handy. You must do your best not to poke or jab the creatures you find, they will be very nervous.
Put one creature at a time into your bucket, having more than one creature in your bucket may upset them. Once you have looked at a creature pop it right back where you found it.
Push aside seaweed and very carefully lift up rocks to look for creatures underneath. Do not pull up and drag creatures out of crevices or remove those that are stuck to rocks.
When you are finished... make sure you return everything to where you found it, put seawater back in the pool, and replace any rocks that you overturned.