Habitats

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Rocky subtidal

The rocky habitats and large cobbles provide substrate for dense kelp canopies consisting of bull kelp and understory kelp. Pink coralline algae cover many of the boulder and rock surfaces. The mixed sand and rocky habitats support several fish speci

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Docks and Pilings

Docks and pilings, while a hard surface, can be a difficult place to live.  Depending on water depth, some of the piling will be exposed at low tide offering suitable habitat only for species that can protect themselves from drying, heat, and cold l

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Eelgrass Bed

The eelgrass bed is sometimes called the nursery of Puget Sound. It provides shelter and hiding places for numerous young sea creatures.

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Sandy seafloor

The sandy sea floor is often home to numerous types of fish, mollusks and crabs that can bury themselves. Animals who live on the sandy areas are good at hiding in the sand and can then move quickly to escape when discovered.  A good example of this

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Kelp Forest

The kelp forest is full of very diverse life that is usually found stuck to rocks or swimming and crawling around. Many of the animals depend on camouflage and stealth to avoid predators.

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