Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tidal Pools Abound With Life At Cannon Beach
The tide is out at Cannon Beach in Oregon and the tidal pools are filled with amazing sea life for easy viewing and close- up observation if you don't mind getting your feet and legs wet. Actually, most of the coastline of Oregon & Washington ( and their inlets and sounds) are chock full of sea life. And I am not even talking about the sea mammals and birdlife in great abundance.
The rocks teem with barnacles, mussels, seaweeds, anemones, starfish...
....look closely. You can see 2 starfish here, but the rocks are loaded with anemones too. They are the things that look like olives with pink or green centers.
My husband spotted this sun starfish, not as common as the others in these tidal pools.
Sea anemones showing their brilliant color as they open in the water. Don't they look like flowers ?