The tidepools are very unique and cool. On each of the Channel Islands they have sealife, and animals, that you may not see anywhere else in the world. Our team especially likes the Frenchy's tidepools, because we have seen so many stunning and unique creatures there. There are things like Lobsters, Crabs, Sea Stars, Sea Snails, Garibaldis, Sea Cucumbers, Sea Urchins, and so many other things, that we can't even name them all! Visiting tidepools on a volcanic island is a once in a lifetime chance, for some people, so it is always fun to go to the tide pools. Tide pools are also fun, because everytime you go, you learn something new there. All in all tide pools are fun and cool to go to with your friends and family!
Whats Inside the Tide Pools
Sea Stars are very unique and special, all different and never the same. They are also, different colors, shapes, and sizes too. You can find Sea Stars in, tide pools, on pier poles, and anywhere there are Shellfish they can eat. Sea Stars are very different and cool!
Sea Urchins have very cool adaptations because of where they live. Since most Sea Urchins live in Tide Pools and near the dock it needs spikes for protection from predators. They come in various colors and shapes and move along with little tube feet. Sea Urchins have a very cool lifestyle.
Sea cucumbers have very amazing bodies and astonishing abilities. They are shaped like Cucumbers which give them their names. They are a rainbow of colors, but the most common are a greenish color. They are slimy and have little feet that are called Cilia so they can move around. All in all Sea cucumbers are very astounding creatures.
Have you seen Nemo? Well then you will love Sea anemones! It is what Clown Fish live in to survive from predators because it shocks them. Except in tide pools they are smaller and not big enough for Clown Fish to live in. The amazing Sea Anemones are beautiful colors that are more then I can name. Generally speaking Sea Anemones are very beautiful and very amazing animals. Those are some of the amazing things in the Tide Pools.
By: Amia & Kelly
Credit images to Terra Galleria and Tim Hauf.
Credit image to www.wikipedia.com
This is what a seastar might look like.
Although this picture was most likely not taken at the Channel Islands, it still gives us a good idea of what tidepools look like.
Credit Image to www.wikipedia.com
This photo was taken when we went to the Channel Islands. The animal in the hands is a Sea Hare, found in a tidepool.
Credit image to Chris Ballmer.