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Rock Margin
I love how the beach changes from bed rock to pebble beach in a sudden (and usually sculpted) transition.
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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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Chiton Under Kelp
This Chiton is a Black Katy Chiton - Katharina tunicata. The kelp is probably a Laminaria something, but there isn't enough information to make a solid identification.
Species: Katharina tunicata (Black Katy Chiton)

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Ochre Star
Pisaster ochraceus - very common around here. I'm not sure what's going on with the joined area - it looks swollen or damaged.
Species: Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star)

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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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Feather Boa Floats
Feather Boa Floats
Species: Egregia menziesii (Feather Boa)

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Feather Boa
Feather Boa
Species: Egregia menziesii (Feather Boa)

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Wave Crashing Over
Wave Crashing Over
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Wave Broken
Wave Broken
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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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Mussels In Tide Pool
I like the three distinct colors here - the blue of the mussels (Mytilus californianus), the green from the surf grass (Phyllospadix somethings) and the pink coralline Algae (Corallina officinalis).
Species: Mytilus californianus (California mussel), Corallina officinalis (pink coralline Algae)

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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)

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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