What do you see?

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While hiking Torrey Pines State Beach at low tide we found this interestingly shaped rock in the tide pools.  You can imagine two eyes and nostrils.  We thought it looked a bit like the head of a porpoise, or maybe of an alligator.  What do you see?

 

Sea Anemone at Solana Beach Tide Pools

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This beautiful sea anemone was waiting to be discovered at the Solana Beach tide pools.  They are related to coral, jellyfish and Hydra and spend most of their time attached to rocks on the sea bottom waiting for fish to come close enough to be ensnared in their venom-filled tentacles.

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Solana Beach Tide Pools

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At very low tides the Solana Beach tide pools are a great place to wander and explore.  They are located at the north end of Tide Beach Park and just south of Cardiff State Beach.

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