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Laguna Beach Tide Pools - South Orange County, CA
Pictures of the tidal pools near Treasure Island Park below the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Since I love any excuse to use my underwater camera case, I brought it along on our last trip to Laguna Beach in mid August of 2012.

Our favorite stretch of sand in the city of Laguna Beach is the area just below the Montage Resort, near Treasure Island Park and just north of Aliso Beach County Park.

With the approval of a tidepool educator (or "docent"), I was able to dip just the lens of my waterproof camera case below the surface of the tidal pools to capture the images on this page.

Just a few of the sea creatures visible in Southern California tidal pools include purple sea urchins, barnacles, crabs, anemones, sea stars, northern clingfish, tide pool sculpin, abalones, chamas, chitons, limpets, navanax sea slugs, sea hares and snails.

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Knobby Star
Some other good spots in Orange County to explore the tide pools include Crystal Cove State Park, Little Corona Beach, Shaw's Cove, Heisler Park, Laguna Main Beach, Thousand Steps Beach, Aliso Beach, Golf Cove Beach, Christmas Cove Beach, Victoria Beach, Moss Point Beach, Wood's Cove, Pearl Street, Agate Street, Bluebird Beach, Crescent Bay, Rockpile Beach, Picnic Beach and Boat Canyon Beach.
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Purple Urchins & Mollusks
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Sea Anemone
Treasure Island Beach Park
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For more of my related SoCal photo galleries, click on the following links: Laguna Beach, Griffith Observatory, Point Dume - Malibu, California Vacation 2005, 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing, Barrett Jackson Orange County Automotive Auctions, Laguna Beach Sunset, Paddle For Privates, Color Mob 5K - Irvine Lake, 2013 Rose Parade - Pasadena, Chill @ Queen Mary, Sherman Gardens and the Orange County Boat & RV Festival.
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