Tide pool Ecology and Patterns

When exploring the tidepool environment visitors will begin to notice certain patters. These patterns include the distribution of animals in certain locations, similarities between adaptations of the animals and even the absence of marine life in certain locations. After spending some time observing this amazing environment, these patterns become more apparent. At first glance, these patterns may appear random. These patterns and why these patterns form are anything but random and most have very interesting explanations and reasons why they form.

Tide Pool Ecology

Types of Tide pools and features

  • Bench
  • Boulder/Rock Field
  • Rocky Outcrop

Life in a Tidepool

Patterns in Tide pool Ecology