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Urchine In Cave
Urchine In Cave
Species: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple Sea Urchin)

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Sea Urchine Bursting Out
Shot through water so there are limits to how much sharpness you can get.
Species: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple Sea Urchin)

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Black Katy Chiton
I love how Sea Sacs (Halosaccion glandiforme) has chosen to colonize the plates on this Chiton.
Species: Katharina tunicata (Black Katy Chiton), Halosaccion glandiforme (Sea Sacs)

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Eric Looking In Pools
Eric Looking In Pools
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Aggregate Green Anemone
This one was way under a rock so I don't think it gets as much light and consequently had less alegae and green color.
Species: Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone, Clonal Anemone)

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Giant Green Anemone
These aren't as tolerant of drying out as the smaller Aggregate Green Anemone so you have to shoot through more water to see them.
Species: Anthopleura xanthogrammica (giant green anemone)

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Aggregate Green Anemone
Mostly closed and hiding.
Species: Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone, Clonal Anemone)

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Black Turbans
Tegula funebralis. Apparently, they can live to be 80 years old.
Species: Tegula funebralis (Black Tegula, Black Turbans)

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Three Closed Anemones
These aggregating anemone (Anthopleura elegantissima) have picked up bits of sand and shell. If they were out of the water, that junk may help prevent them from drying out, and offer some protection from the sun.
Species: Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone, Clonal Anemone)

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Two Types Of Chitons
The Larger Chiton is a Black Katy Chiton - Katharina tunicata. They were very common on in the mid and low tide regions. The smaller Chiton is a Lined Chiton - Tonicella lineata, and is apparently eaten by ochre stars.
Species: Katharina tunicata (Black Katy Chiton), Tonicella lineata (Lined Chiton)

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Purple Sea Urchins In Holes
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus erode the rocks to form the little depressions they occupy.
Species: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple Sea Urchin)

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Big And Little Anemones
From what I understand, adjacent Anemones are probably clones - they would sting each other if they weren't the same animal. The purple ends are the stinging areas. Anthopleura elegantissima.
Species: Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone, Clonal Anemone)

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Anemone And Mussels
That's a giant (or in this case not so giant) green anemone.
Species: Anthopleura xanthogrammica (giant green anemone)

John Harvey Photo > Botanical Beach > Anemone And Mussels

Tide Pool On Shore
These are deep pools - like looking in an aquarium.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > August 2010 > Tide Pool On Shore

Red Rock Crab
Red Rock Crab
Species: Cancer productus (red rock crab)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > August 2010 > Red Rock Crab