Today we had a nice low tide and went out to a different area of our coast to explore the intertidal zone. Look what we found!
This is a hairy triton (Fusitriton oregonensis). We saw a few today, but THIS one is brooding its eggs! So cool.
Then we found a frilled dogwinkle (Nucella lamellosa), which we had never seen before!
We also found this little six-armed sea star clutching a piece of mussel shell with a bunch of small eggs on it.
Hey Karyn – you post the most amazing stuff!! I’m envious of your time in Alaska – always wanted to go there. Keep on sending those great shots!
How long will the hairy triton brood its eggs? The eggs are the white part in the photo?