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Tidepool Animals and Marine Life

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These are from tidepools and beaches along the northern California coast, plus a few jelly photos taken in aquaria. See also Seaweeds and Other Marine Algae. For terrestrial algae go to Algae and Cyanobacteria. Photos of tidepool communities are at the top of the page, followed by tidepool animals, and jellies at the bottom. Thanks to Jonathan Stillman, Gary McDonald and Kathleen Dickey for the identifications.
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Tidepools

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Tidepool communities
(3 photos)

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Amphipod

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Barnacles
(3 photos)

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Chiton

 

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Chocolate porcelain crab
Petrolisthes manimaculis
(3 photos)

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Green sea anenomes
Anthopleura xanthogrammica
(7 photos)

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Mussels
(5 photos)

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Nudibranch 1
salted yellow doris (2 images)
Doriopsilla albopunctata

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Nudibranch 2
speckled triopha
Triopha maculata

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Sea star 1
Dermasterias imbricata
(4 photos)

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Sea star 2
Pisaster brevispinus
(3 photos)

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Sea stars
(unidentified; 2 photos)

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Sea urchins
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
(4 photos)

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Harbor Seal

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stalked jelleyfish
(class: stauromedusae)

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Unknown (a snail?)

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Jelly 1
Cotylorhiza tuberculata
(3 photos)

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Jelly 2
Mastigias papua
(3 photos)

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Jelly 3
Unknown jelly

 


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