INTERTIDAL HABITATS

The Intertidal Zone 

TIDE POOL ZONES SERIES

OVERVIEW - SPLASH - HIGHTIDE - MIDTIDE - LOWTIDE

Tide Pool Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

We encourage the community to go outside and enjoy nature but also be mindful of the habitat and species as you enter these fragile ecosystems.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning for a trip to the tide pools:

Location:

Little Corona Beach, Laguna Beach (Heisler Park, Treasure Island, and Shaw's Cove) and Dana Point

What to bring: 

Athletic shoes with a good grip for wet, slimy, and sharp rocks. Reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, a camera, and a water bottle to stay hydrated.

Follow the Marine Protect Area (MPA) Guidelines:

1. Never remove animals, shells or rocks from the tide pools.

2. Never pick up animals, obersive with your eyes only

3. Walk gently, taking care not to step on plants or animals

4. Never turn over rocks

5. Do not swim in tide pools

Finding species:

Use this handy guide to help you find some of the more common species in the area

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