Life In A Tide Pool

Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins

Sea urchins can be found in deeper pools in the lower portions of a tide pool. Most all the urchins are the common purple urchin but once in a while, the larger red urchin can be seen. On this episode, the team visits Goff Island in search of sea urchins and learns how they survive, what do they eat and what happens when they run out of food. A trip to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is followed by a visit to Catalina Offshore Products. Viewers are then taken a tour of the sea urchin processing facility.

Additional & Deleted Scenes

Danielle and Kasey talk about a group of aggregating anemones and barnacles across a rather large surge channel. Find out whey these aggregating anemones are called "cloners". It may look like the waves in the background where going to wash us away but they were farther away than they appear to be.
Danielle and Kasey explore a small tide pool at Goff Island and discover a very large tide pool sculpin that was sitting at the bottom of the pool the whole time. Sculpins are a common small fish found in many tide pools.
When we were filming at Goff Island, the waves combined with a rising tide caused some interesting moments. We were safe at all times as we had a life guard and the marine protection officer with us the whole time.