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

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