Shore Mural, tide pool detail
Geologic period: Modern
Black abalone, Ashy storm petrel, Bald eagle, Acorn barnacles, Gooseneck barnacles, Brandts cormorants, California mussels, Cassins aucklet, Gumboot chiton, Mossy chiton, Aggregate anemones, Green giant anemone, Hermit crab, Sand crabs, Striped shoreline crab, Green red and brown algae, Monkey faced prickleback, Oystercatcher, Opaleye perch, Periwinkles, Saltgrass, Harbor seals, Olivella snail, Ochre stars, Surf grass, Purple sea urchins
Did you know?
Due to their relative isolation and protection, the tidepools in Channel Islands National Park are some of the best within southern California. Anemones, sea stars, urchins, limpets, periwinkles, chitons, barnacles, mussels, and many other beautiful species can be seen at numerous pristine tidepool sites. The most accessible sites include: Frenchy's Cove on Anacapa Island; Smuggler's Cove on Santa Cruz Island; Becher's Bay at the pier, Southeast Anchorage, East Point on Santa Rosa Island; eastern end of Cuyler Harbor on San Miguel Island.