Friday, April 24, 2009

Intertidal Life

What do you get when you combine Larrabee State Park, a group of WSU Beach Watchers and Doug Stuart of ReSources for Sustainable Communities and the Beach Naturalist Program on a sunny morning? A great opportunity to observe an amazing variety of the intertidal species of the Salish Sea!
Pacific rockweed and eel grass from the strand line.
Eel grass growing in the low tidal waters.
Those small, blister-looking formations on that black rock, baby barnacles!
The molted shell of a red rock crab.
Respecting the critters and their natural habitat as we observed, we very gently returned any rocks we had turned over back to their original positions.
More intertidal life and beach pics!


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