Tide Pool (Tidepool)

Tidal pools are bodies of water that are left behind after a high tide

Boy Looks At Tide Pools, Half Moon Bay
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A tide pool is a puddle of water left when the ocean recedes. This occurs as the tide turns from high tide to low tide, also known as an intertidal zone. Tide pools are frequently completely underwater during storms and at high tide.  ​

Due to the constantly changing environment, only stout organisms are able to survive in tide pools. You can find many interesting animals and seaweeds in a tide pool - including crustaceans like crabs and barnacles, snails, and sometimes even fish.

Pick a tide pool and look closely and patiently - who knows what you'll find!