A Tide Pooling Adventure!

I’ve been feeling pretty introverted lately, spending too many days at home, trying to finish crochet projects. I really really wanna get some new patterns up so bad! But I hate feeling like a hermit. And the weather has been so nice, I hate spending so much time indoors. So yesterday I took a day off and went tide pooling! It ended up being such an awesome trip to the tide pools because I found three new things!

This is the first time I’ve found a bat star (in Southern California anyway)! Normally the only ones I find here are ochre stars (below).

Another first time find! This is a giant sea star which apparently can get up to 24 inches in diameter. This one was about 3 inches though (baby!).

How awesome is this?! I didn’t do anything to enhance the colors, it’s really neon green! I’ve never seen a green anemone before. It stood out so much amongst everything else and was kinda surprising at first!

Tide pooling is seriously one of my favorite outdoor activities. It’s like the beach version of going for a nature walk. I feel so lucky that I can do this whenever I want. Have you been tide pooling? What was your favorite find?

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7 Responses

  1. Carol says:

    That looks like sooo much fun!

  2. Natasha says:

    That looks so cool. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sea star in nature before, only in aquariums.

  3. Your photos are so wonderful! Love the sea stars, they were hiding from me the day I went tide pooling. Did you see my recent photos too? I went to Crystal Cove beach. Did you go there too?


  4. JD says:

    Yes in Japan about 12 years ago and in Iceland 2 years ago. In Japan, I found a tiny octupus and plenty of shells. We didn’t take anything other than pictures. In Iceland, I picked up some broken purple shells and sea glass.

    Unfortunately, I don’t live near the ocean so I can only go to tide pools when I’m on assignment or holidays.

  5. NanGreen says:

    We have a condo share in North San Diego, California that we visit only once a year :( but it is close to the beach. There isn’t many tide pools there but there is some really neat rocks and shells to found. I love your finds and I think you are very lucky to enjoy it whenever. You should do it more often.

  6. Koreen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these amazing photos!! I have never seen such interesting sealife (??) in person, you are a very lucky lady :)

    “Tide Pooling” added to bucket list!

  7. My first time spending more than 2 minutes next to an ocean, I saw anemones and a HUGE starfish! I yelled to my boyfriend at the time about it, and a passerby made a comment like “Hurry, or it’ll run away!” LOL I wanted to touch it but kept far enough. I guess I didn’t want to harm it.