Tide Pool trek Photos from the field!

Check out our finds from previous Tide Pool Treks. Photography by participants and our staff. Join us next time!

December Trek! Our last Tide Pool Trek of 2017(see you in 2018):

A young chiton enthusiast finds his first shell plate from the largest of all chitons- the (edible) Gumboot!

A young chiton enthusiast finds his first shell plate from the largest of all chitons- the (edible) Gumboot!

UV flashlight+ Anemones+ Tide Pool Trek= Science!

UV flashlight+ Anemones+ Tide Pool Trek= Science!

Top down shot of the Buffalo- although it may not look like it now- this fish can change color in an instant to camouflage itself from predators!

Top down shot of the Buffalo- although it may not look like it now- this fish can change color in an instant to camouflage itself from predators!

Always a tide pooling highlight- this Pacific Red Octopus made a last minute appearance.

Always a tide pooling highlight- this Pacific Red Octopus made a last minute appearance.

Mermaid's Purse (skate egg case)! 

Mermaid's Purse (skate egg case)! 

Indoctrination in all things slimy, slippery and scientific begins young...

Indoctrination in all things slimy, slippery and scientific begins young...

One of many Ochre Stars found on the trek.

One of many Ochre Stars found on the trek.

The carcass of this Buffalo Sculpin shows off venomous spines on the sides of its head  

The carcass of this Buffalo Sculpin shows off venomous spines on the sides of its head

 

The group gathers for some extra info, photos and more as one of our naturalists (blue jacket+ gesturing hands) discusses nudibranch physiology. 

The group gathers for some extra info, photos and more as one of our naturalists (blue jacket+ gesturing hands) discusses nudibranch physiology. 

A taste of November's Tide Pool Trek: 

The partially consumed head of a Cabezon!

The partially consumed head of a Cabezon!

TFT naturalists revealing hidden tide pool creatures!

TFT naturalists revealing hidden tide pool creatures!

Behold! a (somehwhat) blood thirsty polychaete worm.

Behold! a (somehwhat) blood thirsty polychaete worm.

Yes! It has blue organs.

Yes! It has blue organs.

Aeolid(right) and Dorid(left) nudibranch comparision.

Aeolid(right) and Dorid(left) nudibranch comparision.

Some of what we saw on October's trek:

Triopha maculata nudibranch- Photo by Helen Zhu

Triopha maculata nudibranch- Photo by Helen Zhu

a rarely seen guitar fish carcass! Photo by naturalist Zach Lim

a rarely seen guitar fish carcass! Photo by naturalist Zach Lim

tide pool sculpin- Photo by Helen Zhu

tide pool sculpin- Photo by Helen Zhu

Kelp crab- Photo by Helen Zhu

Kelp crab- Photo by Helen Zhu

Brown Rock crab- photo by Merton Chun

Brown Rock crab- photo by Merton Chun