My adventure at...tide pools!

My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby Chelsey » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:24 pm

Over spring break I am in San Diego, got in late last night. Today I went to the tidepools! I took most of these pics, unless my hands are in them, in that instance Richard took the pics cuz well, I had critters in my hands!

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Algaes:
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Inverts:

Chitin
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Mussel
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BIG Pod
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BIG Sea hare
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Limpets
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Shrimp - "California cleaner shrimp"
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Cute little crab...he looks like he's smiling!
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Anemones
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Cool little fishes, similar to blennies
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The absolute highlight of my adventures at the tide pools, however, was catching this guy!!!!!

Here he is munching on a crab. Notice that in a few of the remaining pictures he took his dinner "to go" ;)

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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:30 am

Very nice photos, Chelsey! I hope you enjoyed your trip.
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby dtfleming » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:33 pm

Very nice, now send me some of that livestock back for my temperate tank. That fish i believe is a gunnel.
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby Chelsey » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:49 pm

Believe me, if I could collect stuff I would've brought back a TON of hermit crabs! I've got a mantis shrimp that loves those things! That octo would've had his own tank too.... ;)
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby KathyL » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:16 am

Sounds like you are having a nice time....
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby jadeguppy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:09 am

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby aomont » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:20 am

That sea hare is big and beautiful !
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby Chelsey » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:32 am

Thanks for the compliments guys! And yes Kathy, I am thoroughly enjoying my visit here...it's wonderful! :) I got a fishing license which allows me to collect local fauna from tidepools at this particular place. So, I have a small tank set up in my hotel room so that I could catch the critters and take pics of them later :D

Barnacles:
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Cool crab with BIG pinchers!
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Decorator crab!
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Green fish
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Rock anemone
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Shrimp
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Pink barnacle-blenny type fish
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Starfish
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Zoomed-out version of one of the tidepool places I went to yesterday:
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby dtfleming » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:50 pm

The green fish is def a gunnel. I needz those barnacles for my tank. lol. I did some tidepooling last summer when I was out in California. I went just above Half Moon Bay.
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby enigma » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:32 pm

FYI... You may want to check with Gresham though it may be illegal to handle these specimens in addition to collection. :)
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby Chelsey » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:12 pm

Chelsey wrote:I got a fishing license which allows me to collect local fauna from tidepools at this particular place. So, I have a small tank set up in my hotel room so that I could catch the critters and take pics of them later :D



Thanks for the concern, but after checking the local fish and wildlife rules and regulations, all I needed was a fishing license. However, even with the fishing license I had to be careful and collect at the right places.
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Re: My adventure at...tide pools!

Postby sehnazjoshep » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:42 am

All photos are really amazing, Chelsey. Quality of pictures is very sharpen and clear. I enjoyed by looking all photos of especially those in which you have taken fish in your hands, those are photos are fantastic. Thanks for sharing this photos.
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