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
Giant Kelp 2
Macrocystis pyrifera
Feather Boa Kelp 3
Egregia menziesii
Pacific Purple Sea Urchin 4
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Striped Shore Crab 3
Pachygrapsus crassipes
Bat Star 5
Patiria miniata
Giant Green Anemone 6
Anthopleura xanthogrammica
Iridescent Algae 8
Mazzaella
Black Tegula 9
Tegula funebralis
Blueband Hermit Crab 5
Pagurus samuelis
seersucker kelp 10
Costaria costata
Scouring-pad alga 3
Endocladia muricata
Scouler's Surf Grass 11
Phyllospadix scouleri
California Mussel 1
Mytilus californianus
Bull Kelp 12
Nereocystis luetkeana
Kelp Flies 8
Coelopidae
Monterey Dorid 8
Doris montereyensis
Coralline Algae 8
Corallinaceae
Black Abalone 13
Haliotis cracherodii
Aggregating Anemone 14
Anthopleura elegantissima
Nudibranchs 15
Nudibranchia
Ochre Sea Star 16
Pisaster ochraceus
Rough Limpet 17
Lottia scabra
Sea Palm 8
Postelsia palmaeformis

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