Explore using the following slideshow to see a preview of some of the rocky shore photos available on Oregon State Parks' Flickr account.
Shaped like shallow bowls, anemones look more like flowers than animals.
Purple and red sea urchins
Sea urchins are spheres, up to fist-sized, or richly purple and red spines.
Sea star nestled into seaweed
A classic "starfish" shape, this sea star has five arms, each ending in a point.
Sea star explores with tube feet
Star covered with a loose net pattern of light bumps explores with its feet.
Brown seaweeds provide a rich carpet of various textures and shades of brown.
Branching and leafy red seaweeds grow attached to the base of a kelp.
Blue top snail
Slightly worn down over time, the top of this snail reveals a bright blue shell
About as wide as your thumb, only flat, the “stems” of rockweed are forked.
Sea gull flying over the ocean with its wings spread out widely.
Purple sea urchins
Sea urchins are spheres, up to fist-sized, of richly purple spines.
Leaf or "gooseneck" barnacle
Dozens of off-white plates form two halves around the bulk of a gooseneck barnacle.
Anemone nested in a sandy pool, with bright white tips on its exterior tentacles.
Slender legs and delicate antennae peek out from beneath this hermit's shell.
Pigeon guillemots, a blue and white seabird rest on a rocky cliff.
California sea lion
A California sea lion, a marine mammal, suns itself while resting on a dock.
Giant green anemone
Shaped like shallow bowls-anemones may look more like flowers than like animals.
Juvenile crab on surfgrass
Small white and reddish striped juvenile crab on surfgrass.
Green colored seaweed with lighter green and reddish bumps.