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This is a Navanax. It’s a sea slug from the family Aglajidae. It is not a nudibranch!
Seen at the Dike Rock tide pools, La Jolla, CA

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This is a baby starfish. It was about 2cm big. Once it grows up it will probably be a giant sea star. (Giant sea star, that really is the name :))
Seen at the Dike Rock tide pools, La Jolla, CA

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This is chiton. They like to hide under rocks and although they all look kind of greenish- looking more closely they actually come in different colors and patterns.

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This is the only time I saw a heron at the beach. It looked slightly confused. Probably wondering how he got there. La Jolla Shores beach

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Another chiton. Little pink cutie…
La Jolla Dike Rock

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A sea anemone. They are green because they have a friendly relationship with some algae. They provide a nice home for them and CO2 and the algae make oxygen and carbohydrates. La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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This is the old molt of a striped shore crab. It’s amazing how they manage to get out of it and still leave it in one piece! La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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This little chiton hugged me!
La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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Pink ghost shrimp
La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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I think this snail is a Trivia californica.
La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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Striped shore crab eating his healthy algae breakfast.
La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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An adult Spanish Shawl and a baby Spanish Shawl
La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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Baby sea bat. Maybe 1cm big. Soooo cute
La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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Some cool rocks at La Jolla Cove

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Another baby star fish. About 2cm big.
La Jolla Dike Rock tidepools

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4 comments

  1. Jeeeej, tak to už zasa funguje!!! Prechádzať sa s Tebou aspoň v duchu po pláži, je super!!! A keď z toho vznikajú fotočky, tak to je super na druhú! 🙂
    Pozdravujeme všetkých rôzne sfarbených, zaujímavo prezentovaných a rozprávkovo tajomných obyvateľov mora pri kalifornskom pobreží! Povedz im, že až z Nemecka pozdravujeme! 🙂
    E+V

  2. Hello, I was wondering if I could use your photo of the chiton around your finger, in an online hitchhikers guide for saltwater aquariums. Full photo credit to you, of course. I couldn’t find an email address on your site to contact you privately. It’s a wonderful picture.

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