Member Meet-Up: Exploring the Tide Pools of The Hook


The January new moon bring with it some of the best low tides of the year (often called the “King Tides”). This phenomenon is the perfect time for exploring the intertidal zone and its many fascinating creatures. Celebrate the changing … Read more

Tidepool Volunteer Orientation and Field Exploration


The tidepools on the Sonoma Coast State Park beaches are teeming with multitudes of flora and fauna. From virtually invisible colonies of aggregating anemones to sea stars tucked under kelp, there are fragile intertidal creatures everywhere. Tidepool volunteers teach school … Read more

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The Eyes of the Sea Star


We’re used to bodies having front and back, top and bottom, left and right. But as some common California tidepool creatures show, there’s a totally different way of living.