Posted by Jody on February 9, 2013
~Home Sweet Home~
Take a closer look! You’ll find that this beautiful Southern California tide pool environment is home to numerous species of marine life. Sea anemones, gooseneck barnacles, California mussles, and black tegulas (among many others) all live here in the rocky intertidal zone of Cabrillo National Monument.
Black Tegulas (Tegula funebralis) are extremely common finds along the Pacific coast of the United States. Also known as Black Turbans, they live along the shoreline and rocks of the upper and middle intertidal zones from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to the central Baja California peninsula. These little beauties are often found packed tightly into neat and tidy clusters on rocky surfaces and in crevices.
Would you like to know more about tidepooling in Southern California? Here are a few helpful links: