Folding Guide- Tidepools of the California Coast


Indestructible lamination – water and beach proof


2 in stock



Tidepools are comprised of numerous zones such as splash zone, high tide zone, middle intertidal zone and low intertidal zone. Each of these zones provide specific ecological habitats and with them are a diversity of species adapted to those environmental conditions of each zone. Its important when viewing tidepools that you don’t move any creatures as they are in the exact space they are supposed to be in.

When the tide goes out, you can witness the steady and diligent activities of the striped shore crab, to the more inconspicuous activities of the little brown barnacle and the swaying of the rich green scouler’s surf grass. All playing there role in the delicate ecosystem we know as the tidepools.

Pick up this indestructible foldable guide and learn so much about the creatures and plants that make this place home!


  • Covers cold water tidepools from Santa Barbara, CA up to the California/Oregon border
  • Splash zone to the subtidal zone
  • Illustrations and text by Val Kells © a widely recognized Marine Science Illustrator and co-author/illustrator of A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: from Maine to Texas, and A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: from Alaska to California, both Johns Hopkins University press publications. Val is also an avid fisherman and naturalist. For more about Val visit:
  • Indestructible lamination – water and beach proof
  • Instant access to just what you need to know. Perfect for backpack or tackle box
  • ISBN: 9781621263548

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Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 4 in
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