Tidal Pools

by Deb on July 7, 2011

Tidal pools

Tidal pools are fascinating, you can find all sorts of things trapped together and easy to observe. You probably won’t see all of these, but depending on where you live you should find some of them.

Sea weed of all different sorts.

Sea urchins

Anemones

Sea stars, which seems to be the politically correct name for starfish.

Sponges

Chitons

Crabs

Small fish

Jellyfish

Sea snails

Crustaceans like shrimp.

Molluscs and shell fish

Algae, it may look like slime to us but it is like grass, supporting many ocean ecosystems.

Even if it’s too cold for swimming you can have lots of fun at the beach.

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Nick W July 15, 2011 at 9:12 am

What great pictures Deb! I especially like that fiery crab one. I’ve always been fascinated by the tremendous variety of sea life that exists. There’s definitely no shortage of marine diversity Down Under. Thanks for sharing those pics.

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Deb July 15, 2011 at 9:49 am

Unfortunately they aren’t all things I’ve seen. I wish I had!

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Nick W July 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

Well at least you are reminding us about all of the amazing sea life that we should check out, when time allows.

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