Cula Vista, CA
January 10, 2017
I visit the beach to walk and enjoy the pups and surf. I go to the tide pools to explore and experience. Yesterday, the low tide was at 2:03 pm and the weather cooperated for a fun day of doing just that...exploring and experiencing. I'll say from the get-go, I didn't see many marine species. A disappointment yes, but that didn't spoil my excitement for looking and being there.
The Kellet's Whelk is the largest sea snail.
Once these Gooseneck Barnacles attach to the rocks as larvae, they do not move their entire lives.
A Bat Star hiding under a rock.
The solitary sea anemone is the largest of the Southern California anemones. Their color comes from the symbiotic algae that live in them.
Sand-castle worms are tube builders and almost always found in a colony. Even though the worm is only 2 inches long, they cement together tiny grains of sand and shells to create reefs up to 6 feet long.
The ride to the tidepools at Point Loma take you through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. It's a beautiful and somber drive.
Until next time, let the good times roll.
HAPPY TRAILS !
P.S. Check out last years tidepool day in the featured post (top right side tool bar). I saw three stars !