This year, or maybe this time of year, the sea urchins were out in full force. I hadn't seen them here before.
|Under a floating office. Green sea urchins, about a couple of inches across.|
|More urchins, several scallops encrusted with weeds and worms, barnacles and a feather-duster worm, on a plastic pipe under the ramp.|
|There were several masses of jelly, probably egg masses. This one was on a piling partly exposed by the low tide. I touched it; it was soft, but firm, not sticky.|
|This was down on the bottom, underneath a float. It's about a hand's width across. An anemone, but not one I recognize.|
I have visited the docks several times during the winter, peering down the gaps between pilings, squinting between logs. All I have seen in the water were fish, maybe because of the lack of light, or possibly some of the summer residents have retreated to more sheltered locations. I'm glad to see the crowds coming back.