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, Sea Anemone or Sea Cucumber?

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

Sea Cucumber

  • Cucumbers play a large role in recycling nutrients
  • Diet consists of algae, zooplankton and waste material
  • Found in virtually all marine environments

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!

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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Sea Cucumber

  • Cucumbers play a large role in recycling nutrients
  • Diet consists of algae, zooplankton and waste material
  • Found in virtually all marine environments
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Sea Cucumber

  • Cucumbers play a large role in recycling nutrients
  • Diet consists of algae, zooplankton and waste material
  • Found in virtually all marine environments
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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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