King tides over 7 feet are coming to the Bay Area Jan. 21-22, 2023—and lucky for us, they’re happening at a reasonable time to go out and see them. Here’s a short cosmic backgrounder on why king tides happen.
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
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
Huge crowds are harvesting mussels and other invertebrates. Could this damage the much-beloved reef?
Feb 20, 2020 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Advise the public on how to safely navigate the intertidal zone and model respect for fragile intertidal resources. Docents introduce school children, adult groups, and beachgoers to the amazing life found in … Read more
Learn about the small snail Crepidula fornicata, the anemone whose babies crawl out its mouth, and gymnastic barnacle sex.
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.