|Wood Neck Beach|
To my left, my boyfriend almost snorted. "Cassidy," he informed her, "Kirstin is a field guide to the intertidal. Just take her with you!"
So she did.
Yesterday after work, Cassidy and I headed out to Wood Neck Beach, just north of Woods Hole. Unlike most beaches on the Cape, Wood Neck is covered in rocks of all sizes - gravel, cobbles, boulders. We went at low tide so we could see the organisms when they were exposed.
|Semibalanus and Littorina on a rock on Wood Neck Beach|
|A boulder with barnacles, oysters, and mussels|
I absolutely love tide-pooling, and if you've been following this blog for a while, you have read about my intertidal excursions in Oregon before. Tidepooling became almost a hobby for me. I haven't gone nearly as often since moving east, though, because intertidal communities in New England are much less diverse than on the west coast. Still, it was great to get outside with a friend and explore some of the local biodiversity!
|Cassidy and I on Wood Neck Beach|