Ocean Of Randomness
The California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher). Love the photo!
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According to a website called : http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu
“The Bat Star can be found along the Pacific coast from Alaska down to Mexico. They are in the subtidal region to a depth of about 300m. They are numerous in certain kelp forests. (Meinkoth 1981, Ricketts, et al 1985)”
(Photo: Baja California)
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Tonight is a full moon , so today we have a start of a spring tide. Higher highs, Lower lows. (Posted1 month ago )
“Together, the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun affect the Earth’s tides on a monthly basis. When the sun, moon, and Earth are in alignment (at the time of the new or full moon), the solar tide has an additive effect on the lunar tide, creating extra-high high tides, and very low, low tides — both commonly called spring tides. One week later, when the sun and moon are at right angles to each other, the solar tide partially cancels out the lunar tide and produces moderate tides known as neap tides. During each lunar month, two sets of spring and two sets of neap tides occur (Sumich, J.L., 1996).”
(Brought to you by the NOAA Ocean Service Education)