Animals

Tufted Puffin

Tufted puffin

Tufted Puffin

These birds appear to “fly” underwater!

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Common Murre

Common Mure

Common Murre

These diving birds are able to plunge up to 350–400 feet.

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Rhinoceros Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

Rhinoceros Auklet

They have a protruding white “horn” during breeding season!

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Harbor Seals

Harbor seals

Harbor Seals

These seals can remain underwater for close to 30 minutes!

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Northern fur seals

Northern fur seals

Northern fur seals

Male northern fur seals are up to six times larger than females.

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Sea otters

Sea otters

Sea otters

They bear the thickest fur of all mammals!

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Dogfish

Dogfish

Dogfish

A shark that's also venomous! 

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Puffers

Pufferfish

Puffers

They rely on the ability to “puff up” as a defense mechanism.

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Rockfish

Rockfish

Rockfish

Some rockfish species can live to be well over 100 years old!

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Dwarf Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

Dwarf Cuttlefish

They can change their color, pattern and texture in the blink of an eye.

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Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus

These creatures have blue blood, eight arms and three hearts!

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Other Invertebrates

Barnacles

Three barnacles

Barnacles

These sedentary creatures lock onto (or into) objects and animals and in

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Tide pool ecosystems

Hanging anemones at low tide

Tide pool ecosystems

Tide pools are found on rocky beaches in the strip of land between high

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Purple shore crabs

Purple shore crab

Purple shore crabs

These crabs feed on green algae, snail eggs, little crustaceans and more

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Plankton

Plankton

Plankton

Some of the world’s smallest living creatures!

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