I don't even care if that isn't grammatically accurate. I had so much fun today with tidepools. So much fun!
In Wisconsin, there are no tidepools. I had no idea what I was missing before this. It is GLORIOUS. Rather than going into a giant spiel, I'm going to show some of my favorite pictures that I took and explain about what's in them.
|Barnacles--they will sometimes sound crunchy under your feet and they are EVERYWHERE|
|Look at those tube feet!|
|And here's a decorator crab|
|And a suckerfish|
|I found this sea cucumber! It's a baby~!|
|Anemones are super pretty when they're not all closed up|
|Aren't the colors gorgeous?|
|These are baby jellyfish attached to a bull kelp leaf. They're not even old enough to go off on their own yet!|
|This is one happy, fed anemone|
|STARFISH (actually called "sea stars")|
|This is a special type of starfish called the sunflower star|
|Another sunflower star, with tube feet!|
|And my purple buddy's been returned to his natural habitat|
|We were seeing quite a lot of blood stars|
|And then a nudibranch!|
|Isn't it a cutie?|
|Baby blood star|
|Older blood star|
|And poppies (not in the tidal zone, but coming back from it)|
In conclusion, I have discovered a love for tube feet, I need to go to more tidepools, and buying a waterproof camera is surely in my future.