|MadSci Network: Zoology|
When I walk on the beach at different times of the year, I find the sand moves onto and off of the shore. In winter and early spring I see many sea stars of various kinds, sunflower stars, anemones etc. As the spring progresses into summer and fall, the sand moves in and the places I saw these animals are covered. Large rocks are covered, the beach looks like nothing more than flat sand. My question is: what happens to the tide pool life when the sand moves in? Does it go into a stage of hibernation until uncovered? Can it survive under all the sand? If so, how?
Re: Tide pool life
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