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California juniper tree
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The juniper tree is a gymnosperm from the phylum of conifers. The cone is the reproductive structure of conifers. The berry-like structures are actually cones where reproduction occurs.

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Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
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01/13/2007
Chiton from the California rocky intertidal zone
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Chitons have oval shaped, eight segment hard shells that provide protection for their soft shelled bodies. The plates of the shell allow for more flexible movement of the animal. The entire soft body is covered by the shell.

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Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
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01/05/2007
Chiton viewed from underneath
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The muscular foot of the chiton serves the same purpose as that of the limpet. The foot allows the chiton to tightly grasp to the rocks to avoid being dislodged by waves.

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01/05/2007
Crab and mossy chiton in the California rocky intertidal zone
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Crabs have eight legs, a hard exoskeleton, and two claws for eating. Chitons have eight segment shells, a strong muscular foot to grasp rocks, and use their radulas to eat algae. Crabs and chitons are found in the middle tide zone.

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Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
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01/04/2007
Gooseneck barnacles in rock crevices
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Gooseneck barnacles do not move and rely on surrounding waters for food and nutrients. They have strong, hard, and sharp shells that keep predators from walking on them. They resist drying out and are found in all the intertidal zones.

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Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
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01/05/2007
Green seaweed attached to the rock and exposed during low tide
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Seaweeds have unique adaptations to help them survive intense wave action. Sea weeds lack true roots, stems, and leaves, but are anchored by root like structures. Seaweeds are important producers and provide food and shelter to many animals.

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Geoscience
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Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
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01/05/2007
Limpet on a rock in the intertidal zone
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Limpets are small mollusks that contain hard, cone-shaped outer shells to protect and keep moist their soft bodies. The organisms can crawl into the shell if threatened. During low tide, limpets will move towards shady crevices to avoid drying out.

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01/05/2007
Limpet showing foot
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The intertidal zone is subject to intense wave forces and the muscular foot allows limpets to tightly grasp the rocks.

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01/05/2007
Marine worm at the California intertidal zone
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Marine worms swim among seaweed and plankton. They are found in the low tide regions and must have adequate moisture to survive.

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01/05/2007
Octopus in the California rocky intertidal zone
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Octopuses are found in low tide regions under rocks. They use their beaklike jaws to bite prey and inject poison into the prey. They are particularly sensitive to drying out.

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01/04/2007
Purple sea urchin swarm
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Sea urchins live in low tide regions and eat seaweed. Urchins have no arms but have five rows of tube feet for movement. They are found in holes and use their spines for protection and to burrow into the rocks.

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01/04/2007
Rock covered in red algae
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Red algae lack flagella. Algae are very important in marine ecosystems because they provide nutrients and shelter to many marine invertebrates. Algae are found in all zones of the intertidal zones.

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01/05/2007
Sea anemone at the California rocky intertidal zone
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The tentacles of the sea anemone contain stinging cells that may eject poison to kill prey and also defend against predators. The sea anemone uses its tentacles to move food into the mouth.

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01/05/2007
Sea anemone exposed at low tide
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Sea anemones are sensitive to drying out. To avoid drying out during low tide and periods of intense sunlight, the anemones roll up to keep their tentacles moist. The outer body of the anemone is thick and tolerant of heat.

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Sea stars
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Sea stars live in low tide areas and eat both plants and animals. On the underside of sea stars' arms are tube feet which use water and muscular forces to suction to rocks, move, and capture prey.

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01/04/2007
Sea urchin spines
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The spines of sea urchins are an adaptation for defense against predators in the ocean. Many potential predators will not risk eating a sharp spine.

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01/01/2007
Seaweed hidden wedged in a rock crevice
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Seaweeds are vulnerable to desiccation when exposed during low tide. They attach themselves in crevices to trap moisture. Their thick cell walls also trap moisture for the organism, which is why seaweeds appear slimy and wet.

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01/05/2007
Squat lobster
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The lobster uses its claws to grasp crabs, clams, and mussels and eat their flesh.

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01/01/2008
View of the rocky intertidal zone in Central California
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The three main zones of the intertidal area are the upper, middle, and bottom zones. The number of organisms in a zone is greatest the more time the zone is spent underwater.

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01/04/2007
The underside of a starfish in the intertidal zone
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On the underside of star fishes' arms are tube feet which use water and muscular forces to suction to substrate, move, and capture prey.

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Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Biological Sciences)
Date Added:
01/05/2007