Tag Archives: intertidal

Get Hit with Waves to Live on the Beach?

On a recent Moss Landing Marine Lab field trip, the Biology of Seaweeds class went exploring north of the bay for different types of marine algae.  The algae pictured here is a really tough one compared to the others.  The Sea Palm, Postelsia … Continue reading

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A Swaying Forest of Sea Palms

This lush crop of sea palms, or Postelsia palmaeformis, has colonized the wave-swept edge of the rocky intertidal.  MLML student Sara Hutto is studying these algae for her thesis – learn more about her adventures dodging waves in the surf … Continue reading

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Just Looking at This Photo Makes Me Cold…

Graduate student Sara Hutto surveys the swell before venturing out farther in the tide pools to work on research for a grant.  Sara ventures out into the intertidal at all times of night and day and in all kinds of … Continue reading

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Meet Sara: Enjoying the California Sun, Playing Underneath the Palm Trees

by Brynn Hooton-Kaufman, Phycology Lab On any given month during a good low tide, you can usually find Sara scuttling amongst the crashing waves in the intertidal zone at Soberanes Point, searching on her hands and knees for palms.  No, … Continue reading

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