Pacific Northwest
Rockpool

Touch Real Sea Creatures!

Rockpools are amazing micro-habitats full of incredible creatures! Are you brave enough to pet a Sea star, Anemone or Spot prawn?

Rockpools are made from water left behind when the tide goes out. Many of different creatures live in these shallow pools – they all need to be tough to adapt to different temperatures and waves crashing over them!

Fish Eating Anemone

  •          Use their tentacles to capture shrimp and fish to eat
  •          Found in the cold waters of rocky reefs in subtidal areas

Leather Sea Star

  • Most starfish have 5 arms but some species can have up to 24!
  • Starfish have hundreds of little tube feet which they use to walk, stick to rockfaces and respire!

Spot Prawn

  •          Spot prawn grow bigger and bigger by discarding their outer shell, or exoskeleton
  •          These crustaceans migrate towards shallower waters during the night to find food

Fish Eating Anemone

  •          Use their tentacles to capture shrimp and fish to eat
  •          Found in the cold waters of rocky reefs in subtidal areas
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Fish Eating Anemone

  •          Use their tentacles to capture shrimp and fish to eat
  •          Found in the cold waters of rocky reefs in subtidal areas
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Leather Sea Star

  • Most starfish have 5 arms but some species can have up to 24!
  • Starfish have hundreds of little tube feet which they use to walk, stick to rockfaces and respire!
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Leather Sea Star

  • Most starfish have 5 arms but some species can have up to 24!
  • Starfish have hundreds of little tube feet which they use to walk, stick to rockfaces and respire!
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Spot Prawn

  •          Spot prawn grow bigger and bigger by discarding their outer shell, or exoskeleton
  •          These crustaceans migrate towards shallower waters during the night to find food
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Spot Prawn

  •          Spot prawn grow bigger and bigger by discarding their outer shell, or exoskeleton
  •          These crustaceans migrate towards shallower waters during the night to find food
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