In the pages that follow, you’ll find my photographic take on lots of lots of common intertidal species and their habitats. My home beaches are in northern Oregon. If an image comes from elsewhere, I note it in the caption. There are a lot of gaps in my coverage. I only post what I find and have decent photos of, and I don’t flip rocks (I sometimes move seaweed and muck around in the sand a bit). I usually avoid handling or intentionally disturbing my discoveries. If I’ve done some disturbing, I note it in the caption. I don’t presume to have no impact. Intertidal creatures pay a price for me just walking the beaches and scrambling over and around the rocks. So tradeoffs.
With much respect for those tradeoffs, let’s explore the variety of intertidal life! Click on the the group you are interested in.
If you are interested in surfperches, click on the image below.
This page was updated January 22, 2022.