Solving the Connection Conundrum in the Rocky Intertidal

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”

In the surf zone getting knocked off your perch can be fatal. Residents of the rocky intertidal solve the connection conundrum in different ways, but they each find a way to handle the pounding surf without losing their grip.

These limpets have a good grip, they hope their mussel host does too
These limpets have a good grip; with luck their mussel host will stay connected


  1. Are those really tiny limpets or young barnacles on the surface of that mussel. They are so small that at first I thought that they were bubbles.

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