Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

Weather was so lousy today that instead of hiking to the top of Montara Mountain we went for a short tide pooling expedition at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. We got there at around 8am, which was precisely half time between low and hide tide. Still, we got to see many black turban snails, hermit crabs, green anemones, coralline algae and even one tide pool sculpin. Oh, and we also saw a colony of California seals resting on the beach.

California seals:

Snails and algae:

Green anemone and a hermit crab:

We saw a big land snail too: