Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tide Pool Fun


Yesterday we went to Patrick's Point SP. The tide was low, so we got to check out the tide pools. As many times as we've been to PP, for some weird reason we haven't been to this beach before. I have no idea why. But yesterday we did and the tide pools were full of good stuff, like porcelain crabs (not true crabs), giant green anemones, tons of ochre seastars, feather boa kelp and lots of other seaweed, and two gumboot chiton. There were also a couple handfuls of harbor seals basking on the rocks, some black oystercatchers, and lots of gulls. Color Carnival, My World Tuesday ( Blogger seems to be having issues, bummer cause I had a better post for my world, ah well!) Ruby Tuesday
(the two photos below are the bizarre gumboot chiton, the biggest chiton in the world)

(below is feather boa kelp)

(porcelain crab above; giant green anemone closed up for low tide below)

(mussels below - the oystercatchers, scoters, and scaups love these)

(not sure what the pink seaweed stuff below is)

37 comments:

Ms. Bake-it said...

What fabulous photos! Amazing what you will find in the tide pools.

~ Tracy

Diane AZ said...

So many weird and wonderful things you found in the tide pools! I'm enjoying the unusual colors and shapes.

Stephanie V said...

Those are great photos! I love poking around in the tide pools. I'm always surprised by the vivid colors of the sea stars.

James said...

Very cool! I used to spend hours exploring and looking at the interesting creatures in tide pools when I was a kid.

Woody said...

These are great!!! What a spectacular collection.

Clytie said...

Wonderful photos. I haven't been to a tide pool in soooo long. It was fun exploring them with you!

Stine in Ontario said...

The salt water world is fascinating! And your photos are great.

Maria said...

What fabulous photos and so many weird but wonderful things you found. Your photos are very facinating:)

Lady Fi said...

What an amazingly rich undersea world.

joey said...

Totally fascinated by your stunning array of photos.

Mama Zen said...

These are amazing!

Maia said...

What a wonderful world of beautifully colored creatures.
I can never see something like this in real life by us, so thanks for sharing these great photos.

Ebie said...

Hi Jill, you always continue to amaze us with mother nature. I have not seen so huge of these tide pool creatures.

Simply amazing!

Dan said...

Aww, always my favourite when I was little - the rock pools on Scottish beaches!
Thanks for the reminders and the wonderful starfish!!

Seagull Steve said...

Nice gumboot! Yes, my summer will be filled with auklets, siberian vagrants, and terrible canned food. Stoked!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wow, you get some really cool stuf in your tide pools. Ours are pretty boring.

Jama said...

What a spectacular find!

NatureFootstep said...

I can see why you loved it :) Lot of nice stuff. both the different spieces and the artistic patterns of them. :)

"Lillagul" said...

Great photos on the tide pool findings !
We don´t have anything like this in Sweden.
Have a nice weekend !

Manang Kim said...

Wow it is really pretty. Perfect for CC. Happy weekend!

Candies&Colors

Al said...

So much to see in a tide pool. Great photos!

JM said...

Great finds! This is why I love rocky areas when the tide is low.

DAnna said...

Wonderful photos of sea critters. Especially like the seastars!

ewok1993 said...

lovely shots. how nice to see all these beautiful creature.

Denise said...

Wonderful finds in the tide pools. Lovely photos, all so colorful and interesting.

noel said...

aloha,

thanks for sharing a little bit of your world, it looks like a wonderful time to be there and peeking into these beautiful tide pools, i feel like i was there also taking a look.

Anthony Samson said...

Great set of photo's Jill, interesting what you can find in tide pools....

Himvad Gopalswamy Temple

Sylvia K said...

Terrific photos, Jill, as always! Really interesting what you can find in those tide pools! Love the colors! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Jossie said...

Marvellous photos of wonderful creatures.

Dianne said...

beautiful shots!

Lawstude said...

it is alwats amazing what low tide brings. these are amazing photos. have a blessed lenten season :)

Jenn said...

What beautiful captures of the colorful creatures. I once spent hours capturing them too. They always fascinate me too. Happy week ahead!

Randi said...

Beautiful shots of your cool and amazing world!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! That tide pool is filled with amazing creatures! Fabulous colors and textures...spectacular pools to explore!

Marice said...

great finds :)
u may view mine here

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I like the other common name for gumboot chitons: wandering meatloafs.

I've been dying to get out and do some tidepooling.

KaHolly said...

Hi Jill, Glad I caught this on the Carnival of the Blue because I missed it first time around. Just love the photos. It's so nice to see species from other parts of the states. Wasn't familiar with chitons before