Tidepools Revisited

Clear skies, frosty early with temperatures climbing into the 40s. Light winds.

The tide was more than a foot below predicted. I went out to Little Magic Island to check the tidepools again.

Today I saw a bunch more barnacle-eating dorids (Onchidoris bilamellata) than I have seen previously. I’m sure they’ve been there the whole time, I just didn’t happen to notice.

I made note of various starfish I’ve been seeing in pools. I guess I should decide whether to document them. I’m kind of curious if they stay (or return, as the case may be) to the same location. One leather star I’ve been seeing has moved around a bit, but I’m not sure about the ochre stars. It may also be worth paying attention to the anemones. I don’t usually think of them as moving around, but they can.

After a walk around Japonski Island (where the channel was not very busy with birds), I spent the remainder of the afternoon watching the local production of the musical Amelie, then joining friends to eat dinner and visit.

Herring began spawning today around Shoals Point. I don’t think any fishing took place, however.

My iNaturalist Observations for Today

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