Ocean Beach’s Tide Pools

May 26, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Tide pools are small rocky pools located close to the ocean and are filled with pools of salt water. Developing an ecosystem all their own, tide pools are habitats of uniquely adaptable animals. Just under the Ocean Beach Pier, there are several such tide pools.

Providing a home for sea stars, mussels, and clams, tide pool inhabitants must be hardy organisms. Fluctuations in water temperature, salinity, and oxygen levels, huge waves, exposure to the midday sun, strong currents, and predators are only a few of the hazards survivors of the tide pools must endure.

The OB Tide pools tide attract many visitors, both young and old.

Here’s a close up of the small ocean life that live in OB’s numerous tide pools:

Since it’s a real world living science reality, it’s a great place for kids to learn about nature in all its glory:

Although you have to look for them, treasures can be found in the Ocean Beach tide pools in San Diego.

All the more reason that the latest oil leak in the Gulf is such a grievance tragedy for the nation.

Be that as it may—the series presented herein by Travelin’ Local about Ocean Beach must have motivated you to go to the beach, asap!

After all, some times, life’s a beach!

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