Oregon Fall 2017 Trip Day 2: Yaquina Head Tidepools

I couldn’t leave the coast without visiting the Yaquina Head Tidepools again! This time I went when the tide was low – too bad it was also 30 minutes before closing… This meant I only had time to snap a few quick photos before the sun set. Ironically maybe I did end up seeing more animals this time! I wish the sun didn’t set so early so I could have observed them a lot longer.

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The tidepools were so cluttered with anemones, urchins and debris. It’s the sort of thing you could look at for ages and still keep noticing new things.

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This picture actually has a fish in it, he’s sat just to the right of the grey and pink egg shaped rock on the left. I was just about to type that I had no idea what this fish was but a quick google search of common tidepool fish brings up Sculpins which appear commonly in tidepools and have similar stripey features. That being said, that’s not very much to go on.

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This however is most discernibly a sea star.  I took a video of it which is so completely not worth including. And that’s the end of the interesting pictures – or at least that’s the end of the pictures.

 

 

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