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All Anemones Great and Small

There are two species of anemones in this tide pool at Enderts Beach, the big green one is an aptly-named giant green anemone. The clustered little ones are aggregating anemones, they can reproduce multiple ways but this colony would likely consist entirely of clones. 18 more words

Redwood National And State Parks

The Oystercatcher

A black oystercatcher stands in what must feel like heaven to a bird that eats mollusks, a rock covered in goose barnacles and California mussels. When the tide comes in this rock will be underwater, something I still have trouble wrapping my head around. 116 more words


Revenge of the Crabs

I came across this red rock crab floundering in a tide pool, struggling to emerge from under the rocks and climb onto the beach but the incoming tide washing it back down. 382 more words

Redwood National And State Parks

The 8:13 to Beaverton

Mussel beds are one of my favorite parts of tide pools, as a slightly-claustrophobic introvert they remind me of crowded trains. There are a couple of trains that I try to catch on my commute as for whatever reason they are usually fairly empty at my stops, when most trains are quite crowded, and arrive and leave work at convenient times. 67 more words


Assorted Candies

When I visited the tide pools in Redwood National and State Parks, I didn’t know much about most of the creatures I was photographing, I was just taking pictures of things that caught my eye and planned to read up on them later. 90 more words

Redwood National And State Parks

Walking on the Beach

I always love seeing black oystercatchers when I’m on the coast, with their bright orange bills and sensational orange-ringed yellow eyes, but I suppose my opinion would be quite different if I was a mollusk in a tide pool.