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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Plunge Into a California Tide Pool

Take minute to cool off and unwind with the creatures of a California tide pool. 


California's kelp forests and tide pools are filled with biodiversity, color and patterns. Look for the bat star, ochre sea star, the sea star's tube-shaped relative the sea cucumber, California's state saltwater fish–the garibaldi (it's the same color as our state flower the golden poppy), a small swell shark and more.

These creatures represent the vibrant community of life found in California's tide pools and kelp forests. See them up close at the Channel Island National Park Visitor Center.
some fish hide in plain site
For more Earth Minutes on sea life:

Visit a Kelp Forest at CA Science Center
Birds and Marine Mammals of CA Channel Islands
Swim Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Sea birds of the Great Barrier Reef
Meet the Dugong

Float back each week for a new Earth Minute.

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