4573 thumb Tidepool Life of Point Lobos

The tide pools at Weston Beach are a great place to explore but please be sure to observe the safety rules and respect the organisms you find there. Never turn your back on the ocean and remember that no animals or plants should be harmed or collected during your visit.

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California Mussel 1
Mytilus californianus
4984823329 ae55602bae m
Giant Kelp 2
Macrocystis pyrifera
2132222305 6f9abc112e m
Feather Boa Kelp 3
Egregia menziesii
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Pacific Purple Sea Urchin 4
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
415145966 f9b1d3336c m
Striped Shore Crab 3
Pachygrapsus crassipes
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Bat Star 5
Patiria miniata
215733819 7193ca4d0e m
Giant Green Anemone 6
Anthopleura xanthogrammica
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Iridescent Algae 8
Mazzaella
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Black Tegula 9
Tegula funebralis
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Blueband Hermit Crab 5
Pagurus samuelis
16433 260 190
seersucker kelp 10
Costaria costata
2282439888 103768bc2e m
Scouring-pad alga 3
Endocladia muricata
35831 orig
Scouler's Surf Grass 11
Phyllospadix scouleri
Small
California Mussel 1
Mytilus californianus
7849199268 fd66bc18db m
Bull Kelp 12
Nereocystis luetkeana
Small
Kelp Flies 8
Coelopidae
Small
Monterey Dorid 8
Doris montereyensis
Small
Coralline Algae 8
Corallinaceae
3684736385 d16f928e18 m
Black Abalone 13
Haliotis cracherodii
5846236384 b596d856dc m
Aggregating Anemone 14
Anthopleura elegantissima
3820303488 80880ee290 m
Nudibranchs 15
Nudibranchia
240px starfish, oregon coast
Ochre Sea Star 16
Pisaster ochraceus
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Rough Limpet 17
Lottia scabra
Small
Sea Palm 8
Postelsia palmaeformis

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