Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Tide Pools

We spent yesterday with friends at the Leo Carrillo Tide Pools.  It was a gorgeous clear 70 degree day : D  We took along our Pacific Intertidal Life guide.  It came in very handy and we spotted quiet a few specimens listed in it.

California Mussells - Mytilus californianus

Starbusrt Anemone - Anthopleura sola

Purple Sea Urchin - Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

California Sea Lion - Zalophus californianus

Ochre Sea Star - Pisaster ochraceus
Sea Grass and Sea Weed

We couldn't leave before sitting on some rocks; drawing in our journals and exploring a few caves ; )


...they call me mommy... said...

How neat! We just got our first snow...wet, heavy, gorgeous! It's like a fairy land! :)

Eva said...

This is so different from what we find here. Very interesting and beautiful.

Celeste said...

Lovely photos!