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Weekend’s Rock!

Posted by Jody on February 9, 2013

~Home Sweet Home~

Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California

Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California

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)

~A Rocky Bungalow~
Black Tegulas (Tegula funebralis)

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:

Tide Pool Etiquette 101

A Visit to the Tide Pools at Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California

Picture Perfect La Jolla Cove and Beach, Southern California

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20 Responses to “Weekend’s Rock!”

  1. Great take on the challenge, Jody. Love your pics. So much to see in them. 🙂

  2. beautiful rocks

  3. Have a great weekend! x

  4. kiwiskan said

    Lovely rocky coastline

  5. I recognized this before I read the post! My son has done a lot of tidepool research in grad school and I tidepooled all over SD as a child and with my kids when they were young. Good post!

    • Jody said

      Cindy, thanks so much! Tidepooling is one of our absolute favorite things to do and San Diego has so many wonderful places to explore. Lucky you to have so much experience – we have to wait for the occasional visit!

  6. We love to go tide pooling at low tide s carlsbad. have you been there? south of the jetty.

    • Jody said

      No, I haven’t been tidepooling in Carlsbad. Someday… *sigh*. We’ve only explored the tidepools from La Jolla – south in Southern California. It’s soooo much fun!

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  8. This looks incredibly similar to the coast of cornwall , south west england where I am living. And we have all the same shellfish and seaweed.. Love it!

    • Jody said

      Thank you! The English coastline is absolutely gorgeous. My daughter and I have only been to a bit from Folkestone to Brighton. I can’t wait to return to see more.

  9. Jo Bryant said

    Beach shots…perfect Jody

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  11. Fossillady said

    Nice find hidden in the nooks and crannies! In the first photo I could almost smell the ocean! Lovely, Kathi :O)

    • Jody said

      Thank you so much, Kathi! Tidepooling is one of our family favorite activities. We’re always looking into little spaces to see what critters are living in the cracks. It’s always a great time!

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