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