Tide pools are rocky pools near oceans packed with seawater. Tide pools are a home of distinctively adaptive animals. Tide pools offer a habitat for enduring organisms. Inhabitants should be capable to deal with constantly shifting setting Ė changing in water temperature, salinity, and oxygen substance. Massive waves, tough currents, exposures to noon sun and predators are just few hazards that tide pool animals should bear to stay alive. Waves crashing on rocks intimidate to remove mussels and draw them out to sea. Sea gulls are picking up and dropping down sea urchins to smash them open. Starfishes prey on mussels and make an excellent dine for gulls themselves. Even such big predators as Black Bears sometimes devour on tide pools creatures at low tide.
Spray/Splash zone- This sector gets drenched during high tides, and during water storms. At other times the rocks roast in the sun, or put up with cold winds. Only few organisms can endure these cruel circumstances. Lichens and Barnacles live in this area.
Within this zone, different species of Barnacle live in very securely contained locations, allowing the precise height of a group over or under sea level to be accurately determined.
Since the intertidal zone occasionally desiccates, barnacles are well tailored against water loss. The calcite shells are resistant and they acquire two plates which they can glide across their opening when not feeding. These plates also defend against predation.
Sea Anemones are a very beautiful part of the San Miguel tide pools. Usually these creatures can sting but since are skin is so strong we canít feel it. They also donít need to eat anything so they would be easy to take care of but we should not take them from the beach.
Appearance: Sea Anemones can range from the tiny size of one and one fourth of an inch all the way to the crazy size of six feet in diameter! The bigger the Sea Anemone the deeper they live in the water. Anemones can have ten tentacles to hundreds of little arms. One way to find a Sea Anemone at San Miguel Island is if you see very bright or dark colors it can be an Anemone because come in almost all colors. They are beautiful creatures that live in the shallow pools on the shoreline.
Reproduction: When you see things that look like little rocks and you touch and they are all squishy it means that it is a Sea Anemone. The reason that it is all dull and covered in accessories from the shore it means that the Anemone is cloning. That means it is duplicating itself. That is how they reproduce themselves. That is one amazing way to reproduce.
Habitat: Sea Anemones can live pretty much everywhere in the world except the land part of the world. Since the world is about seventy-five percent water they have one big house. When they live in the tide pools they are pretty small but when you get into the deeper waters they get bigger. Not only do they have a pretty good habitat they also provide a great habitat themselves. They make a good habitat to animals with tough skin or scales only because when that animal gets in their house they donít get stung but when a predator is trying to get them the predator gets a sharp pain of shock.
Origanal Photo by: Zack Brown