Should we have a tide pooling trip?/Pictures from my tidepooling trip.

Discussion in 'Wouldn't it be good if...?' started by Enderturtle, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Let me know if you're interested in having a little tide pooling trip to see some cold water tide pool ecosystems and their inhabitants.

    Tide pooling the San Mateo Coastline, specifically the FMR.

    Glimpse of a tidepool.

    Large green anemone.

    They're adapted to the changing tides. Look at all the little gravel/sand bits attached to the anemone.

    Don't step on the nems!


    Lots of different algaes.

    Hermit Crab Gang

    Black Turban Snail Gang

    See the fish? Some kind of sculpin I think.

    What ya looking at these pictures for!? You need to frag some corals and get PUMPED for the Regional Frag Swap!
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
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  2. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Sounds like a fun idea!!

    tide1.JPG tide2.JPG tide3.JPG tide5.JPG
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  3. nly04

    nly04 Guest

    Where is it? Moss beach or Muir beach?
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Sounds fun, what are the tide tables looking like?
  5. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I was in Moss Beach but id love to try another productive spot.
  6. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    Here's another location to consider

    I do this from time to time, grab my camera gear & tripod to head to the beach seeking adventure and great shots of sunsets :D
  7. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

  8. nly04

    nly04 Guest

    I believe Fitzgerald marine reserve and Moss beach are the same location.
  9. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    I could have swore there were 2 near half moon bay or am I confusing the spots further south w/ half moon bay? this is what happens when I post before my morning coffee :confused:

    I have another list somewhere that covers the whole coast, but I want to say there are a couple more towards santa cruz & big sur (that's where the photo above is from).
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Moss Beach is the name of the city/town, Fitzgerald is in Moss Beach. And yes it is near Half Moon Bay, just north of it actually.
  11. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    & after all the times I've been to "Fitzgerald" the entire time thinking Fitzgerald is a place I have yet to visit, haha the stupid in me is strong on this one :p
  12. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Absolutely stunning pics fidel!

    Yeah Fitzgerald is the name of the Reserve but it's in the small town of Moss beach near Half moon bay.

    If you go on the's kinda annoyingly packed with people.

    But if you're into tidepooling, you're focused on the pools and not the people.
  13. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    Thanks Mike :)

    There's probably nothing I enjoy doing more than shooting landscapes

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