What Lies Beneath: The Wonders of Low Tide

The Pacific teems with life just underneath the surface. From kelp forests to sea grass to barnacles to tide pools, the ocean here reveals wonders at low tide.

View into a bay at low tide, Pacific Ocean, Oregon

View into a bay at low tide, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Barnacle-encrusted basalt exposed at low tide, Pacific Ocean, Oregon

Barnacle-encrusted basalt exposed at low tide, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Tide pools in basalt, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Tide pools in basalt, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Bright green sea plants on black basalt, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Bright green sea plants on black basalt, Pacific Coast, Oregon

Purple sea urchin in tide pool, Pacific Ocean, Oregon

Purple sea urchin in tide pool, Pacific Ocean, Oregon

Green anemones in tide pool, Pacific Ocean, Oregon

Green anemones in tide pool, Pacific Ocean, Oregon