Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tide Pools at Bruhel Point

Apparently, this last weekend was the lowest tide of the year. What a great timing! Not only we were at the coast but also near one of the best tidepooling locations in California: Bruhel Point north of Mendocino/Fort Bragg.

We had so much fun exploring the tide pools that we must have spent there several hours.

The inventory of sea animals and plants we saw includes: giant green and aggregating sea anemones, purple sea urchins, mussels, clams, abalones, gooseneck and acorn barnacles, sea lettuce, rockweed, bull kelp, sea palm, hermit, kelp and seashore crabs, dead man's fingers, bat and ochre sea stars, sculpins, various specious of snails, and even a baby eel.