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These are from tidepools and beaches along the northern California coast, plus a few jelly photos taken in aquaria. See also Seaweeds and Other Marine Algae. For terrestrial algae go to Algae and Cyanobacteria. Photos of tidepool communities are at the top of the page, followed by tidepool animals, and jellies at the bottom. Thanks to Jonathan Stillman, Gary McDonald and Kathleen Dickey for the identifications.
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Tidepools

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Tidepool community 1

 

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Tidepool community 2

 

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Tidepool community 3

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Amphipod

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Anenome 1
Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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Anenome 2
Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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Anenome 3
Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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Anenome 4
Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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Anenome 5
Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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Anenome 6
Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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Barnacles 1

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Barnacles 2

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Chiton

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Crab 1
Petrolisthes manimaculis

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Crab 2
Petrolisthes manimaculis

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Mussels 1

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Mussels 2

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Mussels 3

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Nudibranch 1
salted yellow doris (2 images)
Doriopsilla albopunctata

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Nudibranch 2
speckled triopha
Triopha maculata

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Seastar 1
Dermasterias imbricata

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Seastar 2
Dermasterias imbricata

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Seastar 3
Dermasterias imbricata

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Seastar 3 (detail)
Dermasterias imbricata

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Seastar 4
Pisaster brevispinus

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Seastar 5
Pisaster brevispinus

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Seastar 6
Pisaster brevispinus

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Seastar 7

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Seastars

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Sea urchins1
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

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Sea urchins 2
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

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Sea urchins 3
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

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Sea urchins 4
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

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Harbor Seal

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Stauro medusa

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Unknown (a snail?)

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Jelly 1
Cotylorhiza tuberculata

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Jelly 2
Cotylorhiza tuberculata

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Jelly 3
Cotylorhiza tuberculata

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Jelly 4
Mastigias papua

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Jelly 5
Mastigias papua

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Jelly 6
Mastigias papua

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Jelly 7
Unknown jelly

 


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